Privis / Prewys and Bartik / Vartek #bessarabia


moshehpr@...
 

Looking for the surnames
Privis / Prewys
Bartik / Vartek

from the Skuleini / Ungeni area


sbloom@...
 

I'm not sure if this would be relevant to you but I descend from a BARTAK family of Druja, Belarus (then Lithuania). Though the name has meaning in Slavic languages and was used by non-Jews, my relatives claimed thatĀ  it stood forĀ  "Ben Reb Tevye Ha-Kohen"---and I think I found the specific Tevye this was referring to.