JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Surname "CHERRY" #general

Louis Kessler

"Cherry" sounds close to the Russian "Charney" meaning "black"
often translated >from the Yiddish "Schwartz".

The Hungarian part of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire was divided
into 4 provinces:

White, Black, Big, & Little
hence: Weiss, Schwartz, Gross, & Klein.

Louis Kessler
Philadelphia, PA

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