The surname BISTRI #general


Mathilde
 

Dear all,

I am looking for the meaning and language of the name of a branch of
my family that was BISTRI. They lived in Ioannina, Greece, but moved
to Turkey to Manisa (close to Izmir) during the end of the 19th
century.

I am wondering if there is any link between this rare surname and the
names of the Romanian and Ukrainian localities BISTRA and BYSTRY.

Thanking you in advance for any clue,

Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@...>
 

jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org (Mathilde Tagger) writes:

I am looking for the meaning and language of the name of a branch of
my family that was BISTRI. They lived in Ioannina, Greece, but moved
to Turkey to Manisa (close to Izmir) during the end of the 19th
century.

I am wondering if there is any link between this rare surname and the
names of the Romanian and Ukrainian localities BISTRA and BYSTRY.
Bistri or bystry or any similar form is "quick" or "fast" in Russian.

Anton Shterenlikht


Mathilde
 

Many thanks to all those who answered my question about the meaning of
the surname BISTRI.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger