Last updated September 23, 2012
Evolution of Names
Compiled by Melissa Kaplan
As Jews moved from their homeland to other lands, they often changed their given and surnames, either out of necessity (to match the paperwork used to cross borders or avoid Soviet army subscription), or to adopt a name that would sound less foreign in their new home.
The following index of names may be useful when trying to untangle the names found on various documents and in family histories as you try to reconstruct individuals and affiliations. The initial information in this index comes from gleaning information off of posts in various forums. If you have any names to contribute, please send them to me for inclusion on this site.
= English; Heb = Hebrew; Rus = Russian; Yid = Yiddish;
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These include some sites outisde of JewishGen.org
|Historical Information||Personal Accounts||Reference Information/Sites|
|Home||Harry Katz: Pittsburgh Schedrinners||Belarus, Minsk & Schedrin Maps|
|Goldmann Museum: Schedrin||Kaplans: From Schedrin to Sioux City||Family Names in Schedrin|
|Founding of Schedrin||Sara Plotkin||Schedrin Family Researchers|
|Russian Law & Jewish Farming||Schedrin Descedents||What's in a Name?|
|Schedrin Reunions||History of the Family Golodetz||Evolution of Names|
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