Re: Searching TARAKAN from Gomel #belarus


Gary Reifman <greifman@...>
 

Since I learned what it meant a few years back, I have always
wondered as to the origin of the name. I can't imagine that the
children found it that funny in Gomel :)

Gary Reifman
NY, NY

Someone with a sense of humor(?) gave those people their surname.
In Russian, tarakan means cockroach.

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