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Brick wall of family named Gavrin, Gavrinovich, Gavrinowski #ukraine


Sheryl Prenzlau
 

Hi- one of my solid brick walls is the sister of my great grandfather, Moshe Eliezer Gavrin , (Lazer)born in Zetl.,Grodno.the name has been listed as Gavrinovich, Gavrinowski in various records I have an article listing a   biography about him, Which was published in his lifetime . He was born 1849, Jan.1. He is named for his father, who died before he was born. His mother’s name was Malka, which I discovered by obtaining his death certificate .in the article, he mentions how he and his sister went to live with their grandfather in Slonim. I have discovered several relatives through dna matches and comparing trees, but they are connected through siblings of his father! I have had no luck finding who his older sister might be , or her descendants. Can anyone help here
Sheryl Prenzlau


Nancy Seibert
 

Just wondering if you have considered the possibility that GAVRIN also could have had the Polish spelling GAWRON - the "w" would be pronounced like "v" by a speaker of Polish. Gawron means raven (bird) in Polish. You do have a variation of the name with the Polish suffix "-ski", so Gavrinowski could be the same as Polish Gawronowski/Gawronski. Grodno was under Polish rule at times in its history. 
A different branch of the family could have used a different spelling of the name.
Nancy Seibert 


Max Heffler
 

I have Gavronsky -> Garon in my tree

 

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Just wondering if you have considered the possibility that GAVRIN also could have had the Polish spelling GAWRON - the "w" would be pronounced like "v" by a speaker of Polish. Gawron means raven (bird) in Polish. You do have a variation of the name with the Polish suffix "-ski", so Gavrinowski could be the same as Polish Gawronowski/Gawronski. Grodno was under Polish rule at times in its history. 
A different branch of the family could have used a different spelling of the name.
Nancy Seibert 


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hzrosenberg@...
 

My grandmother was Bessie GAVURIN (GAWRYN on ship manifest).  Her father was Abraham (ca. 1870 -1918) from Slonim, Grodno.  Any possibility that you ran into information on either of them?  

Harlene Rosenberg