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Senvalki/Sol and John/Jonas and Kurtainitis/Sneider

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Re: Senvalki/Sol and John/Jonas and Kurtainitis/Sneider

Posted: 5 Nov 2007 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: sneider
Senvalki is likely a corrupted spelling of Suwalki/Suvalki.

During the Russian occupation of Lithuania (and Poland) from 1795-1918, present-day Lithuania was divided into four provinces (called gubernia in Russian).

Suvalki was the name of one of them and its provincial capital was Suvalki/Suwalki, located today in present-day Poland. The northern half of the province is in present-day Lithuania.

Jonas = John, Juozas = Joseph, Pranas = Frank.

I checked my Lithuanian atlas and did not find any location beginning with SOL. Lithuania did not exist as an independent state in 1897. It was still occupied by Russia so anyone coming from there would be recorded as a Russian but would likely be listed as speaking Lithuanian as their first language.

Michael Sneider sounds like an ethnic German name rather than a Lithuanian one. Kaunas likely refers to the gubernia by that name rather than the city of Kaunas/Kovno/Kovna.

Hope this helps.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
KJaschin 5 Nov 2007 3:56AM GMT 
sadauskt 6 Nov 2007 4:29AM GMT 
KJaschin 6 Nov 2007 4:44AM GMT 
Vidmantas1954 11 Dec 2007 9:19PM GMT 
trybhm 8 Jun 2009 5:04AM GMT 
RococoStone 4 Jul 2009 3:36PM GMT 
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