Re: Brick wall of family named Gavrin, Gavrinovich, Gavrinowski #ukraine


Max Heffler
 

I have Gavronsky -> Garon in my tree

 

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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Brick wall of family named Gavrin, Gavrinovich, Gavrinowski #ukraine

 

Just wondering if you have considered the possibility that GAVRIN also could have had the Polish spelling GAWRON - the "w" would be pronounced like "v" by a speaker of Polish. Gawron means raven (bird) in Polish. You do have a variation of the name with the Polish suffix "-ski", so Gavrinowski could be the same as Polish Gawronowski/Gawronski. Grodno was under Polish rule at times in its history. 
A different branch of the family could have used a different spelling of the name.
Nancy Seibert 


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