JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re : SCHWARTZ Suwalki #general


Sally Bruckheimer <sallybr26@...>
 

" SCHWARTZ is not a Polish name, most probably the translation of the original
name which is CZARNY in polish. And that name was present in Suwalki records."

Schwartz is indeed not Polish (and Czarny is), but it is German and (I am guessing)
Yiddish. My gg grandmother, >from Augustow, now Poland, then Suwalki gubernia (on
the Prussian border), was SN Schwartz in some of the few records that exist in the
area, and a distant cousin I found knows the name >from her family's stories.

Any 'German' name that you think doesn't belong in a Russian area is probably
Yiddish.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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