Unusual Polish (?) surname - RUSZDIZAN #names #poland #unitedkingdom


Has anybody come across the surname RUSZDIZAN? I discovered an ancestor with that name - Hykee RUSZDIZAN, specifically. Born ca. 1800. Wife Tannie (sic). Daughter Ethel/Esther COHEN b. about 1825 in Russia-Poland. Ethel's surname is also listed as "Jurdica" on the death certificate of her daughter - Rosie Fanny GOLDBERG, nee JOSEPH. This may not have been Ethel's surname but rather, possibly, her birthplace, i.e. Juryzdyka, Podlaskie, Poland.  Ethel married Isaac JOSEPH in Russia-Poland, immigrated to England then to the United States. She died in 1895 in New York City and is buried in Bayside Cemetery in the Congregation Kol Israel Anshe Polen 2 (an indication of her origin?). Thank you for your insight. I've hit a wall with this family.
Edward Steiner
Washington DC


A very similar surname,RUDZIAN, was found in Eisiskes, near your village.

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group