Part of the answer to this question is the family’s Jewish “Affiliation.” There was a famous Chernobyl Hasidic Rabbi, Menachum Nuchem. Many followers of him named children after him. On my family tree there are several who have his name, just as an honor to him, not because he was related.
Researching: PEKER, PACKER, BECKER, PECKER from anywhere in the Ukraine, especially towns within a 200 mile radius for Kiev (Korostyshev, Zhitomer, Koristan, Brusilov, Khordorkev, Rudni).
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