Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Revision Lists and the development of surnames #lithuania
Stan Baron <sbaron1@...>
If my family's oral history is to be believed, there may be anothertoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
reason... Some families kept two surnames for some generations to avoid the
Russian government draft of all Jewish males. The government's purpose was
to remove the boys >from their families. A family might use two names "A"
and "B" in which the parents were registered as "A" but the children as "B".
When the government came looking for Iosef "B", they were told that they
were at the "A" household.
From: DBH12345@aol.com <
To: LitvakSIG <
Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 12:43 PM
Subject: Revision Lists and the development of surnames
In reviewing 1834 revision lists, I've noticed an unusually large number ofare
there too). But seemingly unrelated surnames. Sometimes the first name