Herman SILBERMAN from Romania #romania

Alan Shuchat


I had Silbermans/Zilbermans in my family from what is now Moldova but was Romania between the world wars. That was their name before emigration. They were jewelers and silversmiths, and I think that’s where the name came from. So I wouldn’t rule out the name as being original.
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


It is impossible to help you without more information on your person so as to distinguish him from the many others with the same name.  How do you know they came through Newport News (Virginia?).  What documents do you have?  Where did he live in the US? Is there a census?  Post pictures of documents.  
You would do best to create a new posting that includes the information you have on your person.  Just my thought.

Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ

Glenda Mattes

His surname in Romania was likely not Silberman. My husband's mother was a Silverman, originally Zalman, and likely from Roman, Romania.
Glenda Mattes
Boston, MA, USA

Stephen Silberman

I know this is a long shot but here it is.
My great grandfather Herman Silberman came to the US via Newport News in 1895.  I've never been able to find a town name in Romania.
Any help appreciated.
Stephen Silberman