got a copy of a ship's passenger list with a group that shares
my surname (and, apparently, there are DNA links). I'm trying to
figure out where these individuals are from. This is the page
showing the passenger list:
individuals (a family) are lines 104-109. The 'State or
Province' as Suwalki makes sense (a 'county' in northern
Poland). Russland, makes sense, as at the time much of this
region was within the Russian sphere of influence.
is the part that is giving me trouble. It doesn't appear to be a
city (at least I can find nothing). I've seen 'zhany' appear in
place names throughout Central Europe, so I wonder if 'zany'
might be a variant.
more interesting part, for me, is 'Jewes'. I'm wondering whether
this indicates that they were Jewish. In my family research,
I've found a few things that point to the possibility that my
father's family may have converted to Catholicism when they
arrived in the US, but I've never found anything definitely
points to this.
So, does anyone know what "Jeweszany" might mean? Or where
"Jeweszany" might be?