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9416Re: [S-R] New to list and looking for Markowicz/Markovitch Information

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  • John M,
    Feb 24, 2004
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      At 08:33 AM 2/24/2004 -0500, you wrote:
      >Noreen thanks for the info and obit. I never thought of Paraska as a title,
      >only as a first name meaning Pearl. I'll have to see if I can find out more
      >about that. It was interesting and insightful to read about another Paraska.

      According to a published list of Lemko Rusyn given names Paraska is the
      short form for the woman's name Paraskevia. The Lemko, a western branch of
      Rusyns, live/lived in SE Poland and NE Slovakia. I believe the name is
      derived from the "Holy Great-Martyr Paraskevia of Iconomium" (3rd c.).

      John M
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