Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania RE: Origin of Name 'Kadin'? #lithuania
Alan Kadin <kadin@...>
Dear Mr. Cassell,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Thank you for responding so quickly.
I used ShtetlSeeker, and found a reference to a town formerly known as
Kaiden, now known as Dzyarzhynsk, which is 23 miles SW of Minsk, in
Belarus. This is somewhat closer to the place in SE Belarus (Chechersk)
that my grandfather seems to have come from. So perhaps this Kaiden,
rather than Keidan, might be the origin of the name 'Kadin'. I'll try to
pursue this further.
The best resource to check would be Alexander Beider's encyclopedic guide