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Subject: Re: help
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: October 3, 2007 at 7:35:30 AM
Reply to: help by Megan Shirshun
The -ovich ending is a Slavic patronymic ending, so this would appear to denote descent from someone whose given name was Shirshun. So far I haven't found an example of this as a forename. What language? The -ovich ending is found in the surnames of Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Poland, with a variety of spellings. It was also favoured by Eastern European Jews and Gipsies. So where to start? I don't think Shirshun is Slavic. Googling Shirshun I got only American examples; googling Shirshunovich, with variations in spelling, got nothing.
Do you know if it's Jewish?
Messages in this thread:
  • help - Megan Shirshun  Sep 28 2007, 11:38:44 PM
    • Re: help - Jim Young  Oct 3 2007, 7:35:30 AM