Re: Privis / Prewys and Bartik / Vartek #bessarabia


sbloom@...
 

I'm not sure if this would be relevant to you but I descend from a BARTAK family of Druja, Belarus (then Lithuania). Though the name has meaning in Slavic languages and was used by non-Jews, my relatives claimed thatĀ  it stood forĀ  "Ben Reb Tevye Ha-Kohen"---and I think I found the specific Tevye this was referring to.

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