JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Surname "CHERRY" #general
Not being an expert, I can try to provide some "clues" , based on thetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
limited information that you included.
I would guess that CHERRY is not a Russian name, and is likely an
anglicized version, hopefully derived >from their original name.
names like CHERNIKOVSKY come to mind, and CHORNYI in Russian (and
related slavic languages) means "black".
And it is worth keeping in mind that, at various times, the term
"Russia" referred to other areas, including Poland, Lithuania,
Belarus, and the Ukraine, with major jewish communities. (see
< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Russia_(1892%E2%80%931917 >)
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tom klein, Toronto
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