Re: KIRSNER equals capmaker? #belarus

Peter B. Golden <pgolden@...>
 

Kirzhner (with variants Kirshner etc.) >from which your Kirsner stems, means
"furrier" and "hat maker" in Yiddish. It probably referred to one who made
fur hats. Otherwise, a "hat maker" is "hitl-makher."


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