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

Alexander Sharon

Мoshchelnik (Мощельник) is identified as small town in Borovichi region of the Novgorod Oblast'. Back in 1897 during All Imperial Russia census, 183 Jews are identified as Residents of Borovichi uyezd (137 Jewish residents in town and 46 Jewish residents in rural vicinity - volost').

BTW, All Novgorod Guberniya in 1897 census had 1,999 Jewish residents. Fred Millner was not referring to 1700's but to 19th century data.
There are actually 10 villages by the similar names in Poland, mostly associated with the stream by the same name.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF co-ordinator

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