Deciphering a birthplace #general

David Scriven

In the 1901 UK census some relatives have their birthplace as Russia: Geever Gerberne, which does not seem to exist

I imagine the census taker was making a guess as to what the foreign sounds represented. Other sources have this family coming from Kiev. Could Geever Gerberne be Kyiv Gubernia or is it somewhere else?
David Scriven
Vancouver, Canada

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