In a message dated 9/24/04 12:31:11 PM, email@example.com writes:
<< I am researching the name of KORASTACHEVSKY.
Is it possible that this family came >from the Korostyshev area.
My Great Grandfather ADAM CORBIN (Adam Korastashevsky)(sp) gave over 15
dates of birth as well as places of birth. I do know that his brothers
came >from the Ukraine (Odessa?).
Just recently I started to notice the name Korostyshev being mentioned.
Does any one have some insight.
Thanks for the help.
Yes, it is possible that your ancestor's ancestors "came" >from the town of
Korostychev. Many surnames are toponyms (place names), but you would be
fortunate to be able to trace your ancestors back to Korostychev.
I may be mistaken, but I have the impression that the Ukrainian "o" is
pronounced "ah," so if that impression is correct, then it is understandable that
when transliterated that Mr. Brook's family name was written and pronounced as
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;