Re: Chiena? #names

carol lipson

My mother’s name was Chiena. She came from Russia/Belarus. The name seems to be a Russification of Chana, or a combination of Chaya Chiena. It doesn’t seem to be a nickname; it was the passport name, the naturalization name (in Canada), the marriage certificate name, etc. For those who couldn’t say Chiena, she used the name Anne. \

There are several Chienas in the Jewish cemeteries in. Syracuse, NY.

Carol Litwin Lipson

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