PLAMOVATH family #bessarabia

Angela Lehrer

Hello Everyone,
I'm looking for information about my great grandfather who was Yehuda PLAMOVATH, son of Aharon, born about 1859. He emigrated with his wife and child to Liverpool, England from Soroca, Bessarabia in about 1885. I know quite a lot about his life in England but nothing about where he came from (possibly Soroca or Odessa) or about any of the original PLAMOVATH family. In England he changed his name to Joseph PLANOVER.
Thank you for any help you can give me.

Angela Lehrer, Jerusalem

PLAMOVATH, Soroca, Bessarabia
SCHECHTER, Soroca, Bessarabia
CANTOR, Lyubar, Ukraine
GOLUB, Lebedev, Belarus

Yefim Kogan

Hello Angela,  hello everybody,

I would suggest you to explore a bit JewishGen databases, if you did not do it yet.

Take a look below what I found in an important database of JewishGen, which is usually not looked at...

It tells that you are in that system and entered the name you are researching as PALANVER,  it is a different name from what you were asking us.

But, there is another person who is researching PLANOVER...  and you can contact that person, if it is not part of  your family.

I also tell you that such a surname PLANOVER does not sound usual for Jews in 19 century.  Can you please let us know if you found that surname in any documents? Ship Manifests, etc.  Maybe you have the surname on some post cards, etc.

All the best in your research,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Research group Leader and Coordinator

JewishGen Family Finder

Searching for Surname (DM soundex) : PLANOVER
in Romania or Moldova

Run on Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:42:08 -0600


Number of hits: 2
( 2 Researchers )




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Researcher (JGID Code)




Before 1997

Click HERE to contact Neville Yosef Lamdan (#22669)

Last logged in: October 2020




4 Jun 2015

Click HERE to contact Angela Lehrer (#676810)

Last logged in: October 2020



Hello Angela,
Do you have a copy of some original document with Russian spelling of PLAMOVATH?  Perhaps the name was misread .  "TH" sounds extremely unusual for Russian language.  Perhaps the last 2 letters were CH instead of TH.

Mike Vayser