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Re: Rubin Zaretsky, 1891 Urovich
Posted by: Sergey Tsybin (ID *****2846) Date: April 24, 2002 at 07:04:22
In Reply to: Re: Rubin Zaretsky, 1891 Urovich by Rachael Zaret (Zaretsky) of 40

Yes, Zaretsky (female - Zaretskaya) is a very common name in Russia, but it is not "a name of loyalty to the king".
It is an ancient Russian (not jewish) name indicating where the founder of the family lived. Russian word "za" means "behind; over, across, beyond, the other side of; out of".
Zaretsky lived beyond the river, Zapolsky - behind the field, Zabolotsky - beyond the marsh, Zaozersky - beyond the lake.
Sorry for my English, I am from Russia. I think you understand what I want to say:)))

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