Re: Meaning of surname “Moshchennik” #lithuania #russia #names #translation


David Barrett
 

That is very interesting  - true it means a' swindler' 
The immediate thought that came to mind was " the son of Moses" [ Moshe]
In other words I suspect it is an old Russian anti-Semitic word for a Jew -- which I hope is not being used today in Russia

David Barrett

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