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old world family history

daniel bortnick (View posts)
Posted: 25 Oct 2000 2:36AM GMT
Hello,
Being that Bortnick is an unusual last name, I have always wondered about the orign of the name and family history.
My great grandfather's name was Vasil Bortnick and I believe he came from the Ukraine and initially settled in New York in the early 1900's. He was married to a woman named Millie Temptition.
Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Ohio near Youngestown. Vasil then died in his early 30's from pneumonia.
My questions are:
Is there a common place of origin in the Ukraine for the name Bortnick?
Is the name Bortnick commonly connected with the Jewish religion?
When my great grandfather died - they took a picture of him standing up in his coffin with all the other mourners in the picture. Since I have never seen a picture like this before, is anyone aware of a traditon where the dead person is photographed in such a manner?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
daniel bortnick 25 Oct 2000 8:36AM GMT 
Bella 11 Nov 2002 4:01AM GMT 
daniel bortnick 11 Nov 2002 3:21PM GMT 
aiaa81 31 Dec 2002 10:27PM GMT 
Daniel Bortnick 2 Jan 2003 1:46PM GMT 
Toldotresearc... 14 Dec 2009 8:59PM GMT 
Betty Bortnick Portzer 23 Jan 2005 12:33AM GMT 
Betty Bortnick Portzer 23 Jan 2005 12:37AM GMT 
Betty Bortnick Portzer 23 Jan 2005 1:00AM GMT 
jbortnick1 9 Oct 2005 5:10AM GMT 
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