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why are the eastern european gaffins left out?

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why are the eastern european gaffins left out?

Posted: 24 Feb 2011 12:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: gaffin
There is absolutely nothing mentioned here about the Lithuanian Gaffins, whose name is derived, apparently, from the Jewish word for wine (borai p'ri ha'Gohfen). I believe the oldest known of these was David Gaffin, born 1846 in Lithuania, died 1912 in Brooklyn NY. He is the ancestor of all the Jewish Gaffins of New York I believe. Does anyone know anything at all about these Gaffins? There is a great lack of information on them.

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