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LAKOBOVIC or JAKOBOVIC? #ukraine #russia #names


Harvey Kabaker
 

Also, perhaps this is the way the clerk wrote a capital I, and made a capital L with a longer leg, but we would need to examine more of her or his work to confirm it.

BTW, I don't think the Kabakiers/Kabakers are related to Kabaks or Kabakoffs, Kabakovs, etc.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, Md.


Harvey Kabaker
 

Often a capital I appears in transliterations, because the name was
pronounced Yacovitch. The Anglicized name was Jacovitch or Jacobitch, or
similar.

From there, the capital I was mistaken for a lower case l (see what I
mean?), and incorrectly rewritten as a capital L.

Harvey Kabaker

Silver Spring, Md.


David Jacobowitz
 

I took a look at the Ohio Marriage record. Surely the recording clerk was incompetent, the informants' accents were incomprehensible, or the record is for other people.

Your family seems to be on Anita Carol Rosenberg's Ancestry tree: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/17789203/family/familyview?cfpid=392127266550.

 Since I have an interest in the Jacobowitz name, I put up a list of variant spellings at https://www.geni.com/projects/Descendants-of-Aaron-Jacobowitz/308.

None of these has an initial L. I think that J is probably correct. It would have been pronounced as Y, and perhaps misheard as L.

David Jacobowitz


 


paulkozo@...
 

OEFF  - perhaps consider IOFE and variants.
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Paul Hattori
London UK

SHADUR, SADUR, SHADER, SADER, CHADOUR, SADOUR, SHADOUR,  SZADUR from Salakas, Lithuania
MINDEL, MINDELL from Utena and Vyzuonos, Lithuania
FELLER from Pabrade, Lithuania


Sherri Bobish
 


Toby,

Try doing a soundex search at Ancestry or FamilySearch or the Ellis Island Database at www.stevemorse.org

You will get hits with alternative spellings, i.e. Lakubovic, Lakabovicz, Lucobovitz, and others.

A soundex search of
JAKOBOVIC on Ancestry shows people with that name that changed it to HILLMAN during naturalization.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


tobymay@...
 

On the Ohio marriage license application, dated 1914, of my great-uncle HARRY VAPRIN (originally VAPRINSKY; on the application Harry's place of birth is written as "Russia" but he may have emigrated from present-day Ukraine), his mother's name is handwritten as MOLLIE LAKOBOVIC. I have never been able to find this surname in any search I have made anywhere and suspect that it is a misspelling of JAKOBOVIC (on the marriage license application, even the name Harry is misspelled as Parry). Is this a reasonable assumption? What else could LAKOBOVIC be a misspelling of? (Harry's father's name appears on the application as Michael, and the names of the parents of his bride-to-be are given as Abe WILLANS and Mattie OEFF, another name that never appears in any search I've ever made).

Toby Kabakoff Troffkin
Researching BORTSCHEVSKY, KABAKOV, ZIGLER/ZIGLIN/ZIGLINE