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Re: Helen Bednar NE
Posted by: MICHAEL BEADNER Date: September 29, 2000 at 08:56:05
In Reply to: Helen Bednar NE by Teresa of 88

It is my understanding that Bednar, Bidner, Beadner, and a few others all have the same origin to Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine around Odessa, and then migrating to the Slavic states. That the surname comes from the russian word Bednyj meaning poor and miserable man. This from a Jewish book of surnames. The variations come from immigration.

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