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Carlton Brooks wrote:
<< 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. >>
The authoritative source on the etymology of Russian names is Alexander
Beider's A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire. Beider confirms
that the surname Korostyshevskij (in his transliteration) is derived >from the
town of Korostyshev, and he lists about a dozen variants (though not your
Bear in mind that your family may once have lived in Korostyshev, but they
would have acquired the name after they had migrated elsewhere.
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