Saturday, October 13, 2012

Surname Saturday: Mojsabovsky

Discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research.
Mojsabovsky is a surname for which I am uncertain of both origin, and spelling. I believe it to be the maiden name of my great-great grandmother, Minnie or Michalia.  She married Moshe Leyb Cruvant in in the late 19th century. The Cruvant family was from Cekiske, Lithuania; however, family lore says Minnie was from the area of Kiev. Either the city or the region. The region was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania between 1362-1569, but was then transferred to Poland, and in 1793 became part of Russia. Her death certificate says Bolrusk, for which JewishGen suggests Belarus. Modern day Belarus borders Lithuania in the North and the southern part isn't too far from Kiev.

The spelling is how it appears on family records; her death certificate says Moshinbovsky. The informant was a son-in-law. The names of her parents below also come from the death certificate.

The numbering below follows the d'Aboville system. The first digit represents the order surnames make their first appearance on my ahnentafel.

I've emboldened my direct ancestors.

10. Mandel Mojsabovsky married Sarah Goldstein

10.1 Michalia (Minnie) Mojsabovsky  (1863-1924) married Moshe Leyb Cruvant (1857-1911)

Follow the descent of Minnie and Moshe at 5.1.3

My number is

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