JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Prince #general


Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Stephen Shamroth wrote:
In researching my maternal line I have been examining the LDS records from
Jaroslaw for the surname Prince. Although the records are in Cyrillic,it
is clear that nothing resembling "Prince" can be found. Would Prince be an
Anglicized version of a Polish Name? Any help would be appreciated.


If you can read the Cyrillic letters (P is the Greek letter pi >from
geometry, R looks like P because it is rho in Greek, etc.) and have
checked lots of variant spellings (my Mother knew a man named Prinz which
would be more like the correct spelling-maybe even Princ in Polish), then
try Nasi-which is Hebrew similar in meaning to Prince.

Are the records available >from a time period when you are pretty sure
your family was there? Lots of people moved around, voluntarily or not.

Of course, the name could have been shortened and changed >from something
else, or they could have been >from somewhere near Jaroslaw, or both.
Have you tried JRI-PP and the Family Finder?

Keep trying, widen the search any way you can. Check more sources here
in the US to find if there might be a different town mentioned. I was
told my grandfather was >from Berdichev, recently I found out his brother
was supposed to have been born in Odessa which is no where near
Berdichev-I don't know which, if either, is a better place to look.

Never give up,

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY

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