Re: Where did "Katya" come from? #ukraine #yiddish #russia #names

Jill Whitehead

Here in the UK, my aunt was born Bertha Gertrude in early 20th century Liverpool. Her cousin, born in North Wales in 1890, but who went to the USA on marriage was called Bertha Kate. Clearly they were both named after the same relative, and Gertrude and Kate were both from Gittel. I never did find out who they were named after but probably someone in the old country inĀ  Suwalki Gubernia in NE Poland.

JIll Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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