Elin #belarus


S.raskin@...
 

 
Hi Neal
 
I found it very interesting your information on Jewishness.org  that;
 
Re surname Elin, saw web reference some time ago (and now maddeningly unable
to find) linking surname Elin to village/shtetl of Elna (spelling variants
Yelna, Jelna
 
Because my great grand father was born in village/shtetl of Elna,, and I found adoçamento of the family saying ELIN. and I thought it was related to patronymic,,,,!,,
 
Could you please tell me where did you get this important information from?
 
Looking forward to hear from you,
 
Salmo Raskin
 
email s.raskin@...


Neal Ulevich <nulevich@...>
 

Re surname Elin, saw web reference some time ago (and now maddeningly unable
to find) linking surname Elin to village/shtetl of Elna (spelling variants
Yelna, Jelna) ENE of Pinsk. It's 3km west of NS road >from Minsk, just
opposite village/shtetl of Lenin, which is 3km east of main road at same
intersection. I noted village name, but did not visit, when I went to Lenin
last June. My website www.watermargin.com/lenin gives an idea what villages
in the area look like.

Neal Ulevich
Centennial, Colorado


Herbert Lazerow
 

Does anyone have information about the surname, ELIN?
No real knowledge, but I have seen names like Ilitskii and
Ilinskii occasionally spelled with an initial E. The suffix -skii
means ">from the town of", so I assume that there are towns called
Ilit and Ilin, which might be the source of the name.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
U. of San Diego Law School, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492
lazer@sandiego.edu, fax 619-260-2230, phone (619)260-4597