Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: who gets surnames based on city names? #belarus
--- Bert Lazerow <lazer@...> wrote:
It only makes
sense if you liveThis fits with a story my grandfather told me.
He said his grandfather took the name Pasternak while
his grandfather's brother took the name Brodsky
"because thats where he was from" ie the town of Brod
in Russian Galicia. The family moved >from Brod to
Odessa after the Russians took over Odessa >from the
Turks in the 1790's.
And there are several persons named Koidanover after
my fathers town of Koidanov, Minsk. One is a famous