JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Pun-yah Surname {in the UK and Australia} #general


Shaul and Aviva Ceder <ceder@...>
 

"Fonya" (according to my father, who lived as a refugee >from German-occupied
Poland in the Soviet Union) was actually a diminutive for Afanasy, the
Russian form of the Greek name Athanasios, which, for some reason,
represented the Russian Gentile as far as Jews were concerned.

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