A quick look at BADRIAN passenger arrivals through Ellis Island at
www.stevemorse.org shows people with that surname coming >from
Turkey, Poland, Russia & Germany.
A quick search at www.familysearch.org finds 359 hits. The earliest
U.S. census with that surname (1900) has people born in Germany.
The 1910 census has birthplaces of Germany, Turkey & England.
The 1920 census has birthplaces of Syria, Galicia Poland.
Non-U.S. vital record hits at www.familysearch.org include: Peru, Hungary,=
Germany, England & Slovakia.
I suggest tracing the BADRIAN family, beginning with what you know &
working back generation-by-generation. Census records, passenger
manifests and vital records (birth, marriage, death records) can all
help pinpoint the family's origins.
Searching: RATOWSKY, CHAIMSON, Ariogala (Rogala), Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEVY, Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.
BOJDA, BERGER, BLEIWEISS, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY, Grodek (Bialystok)
One of the kids in our wider family is doing a school project on the
origin of their surname, Badrian,