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


There is a difference in pronunciation between moshchennik (мощенник), a paver, and moshenik (мошенник), а swindler. Frankly, while a swindler in Russian is a very popular word, I have never heard about a paver as a profession. Must be an old word, not currently used, as this trade no longer exists. 

Efraim Gavrilovich 

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