[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] FW: surname

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Fri Jan 6 13:28:40 PST 2006

At 11:58 AM 06/01/2006, Verna Hutchinson wrote:
>   Hi List;
>I'm looking for anybody with the surname Laudin-
>Our Laudins emigrated in the 1700's to Bessarabia Russia,
>in hopes of a better life.  I've been told that they put a (sky) on the end
>of their
>name when they came from Germany, or added it sometime after that.
>  They were Lutheran. I'm trying to find their place of origin in Germany.
>It doesn't seem to be a very common name.
>I would appreciate any help or suggestions.


This isn't generally a place to research Bessarabian interests but we 
will try to help as best we can.  What can you tell us about the 
state of your hard research on this family?  At what location and 
time is your earliest record?  What is the source of your current information?

The reason for asking this is that the Lutheran records for 
Bessarabia are on line at 
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/stpete/bess/ and I see nothing 
similar to that surname in that database.  In addition, we know that 
the majority of German migration into Bessarabia did not take place 
until Napoleon's invasion of Europe - c.1812 and later.

There are two Laudin entries in the Volhynian database of Lutheran 
records, both after 1880.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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