surname spellings #ukraine


Lynn Arroyo
 

BlankHello to All,

I am new to the list and I hope this reaches everyone.

I am particularly interested in the name Troyansky which has so many
spellings that it has become confusing to try to find the country of origin.
I can only trace my family back to 1800-1820 in the town of Romanivka, Kiev
Gubernia, but one of the spellings of this name is Trojanker and I am led to
believe by some family members that the 'anker' at the end of the name
means that the person came >from the town of Troyan, much like a New Yorker
is said to have originated in New York. This sounds logical since I
understand that surnames in the area were not available until this time
frame. I have listed some of the spellings of Troyansky that I have come up
against and these spellings occurred within the same immediate family! In
other words, my grandfather came to this country as Troianker, one of his
sisters came in as Troianski, a brother came in as Trojanowsky. They were
all known as Troyansky once they got to the USA. I realize that the 'i',
'j', and 'y' are interchangeable and probably are just a matter of
pronunciation, but maybe they can help pinpoint an origination as well .

Is there anyone out there who can shed some light on where a name like
Troyanker originated so I can research another area? I have come up against
a brick wall and can't get past 1800-1820 in Romanivka.

Thanks in advance,
Lynn Troyansky Arroyo
Largo, Florida

Researching: TROIANKER, TROIANSKY, TROYANSKY, TROIANSKJ, TROJANSKI,
TROJANOWSKY, TROJANOVSKY, YURIK, YURICK, URIK, URICK, URICH, ZAMHOFSKY,
ZALMECHOVSKY, SCHWARTZ.

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