tracking down proper family name

by fred vance

 

if anyone has any imput, would aprriciate it.
i was always told by my family we were of Lithuanian descent of which the surname is zinkarvitch.
a year or so ago I met a Lithuanian barmaid who told me, upon hearing me say my name, that it probably was Polish in origin as there are a lot of Polish residing in Lithuania.
upon doing rearch, mostly checking census reports from when my great grandparents and grand parents, the spelling of my last name changed considerably depending on the census.
i'm pretty sure they are my family as all the first names and age dates are the same. in a 1909 birth record of my grandfather's sister the last name is spelled zinkovwith. on the 1920 census it was spelled Sinkvich. on the 1930 census my grandfather, who was married by that time, shortened it to Zink. Finally on the 1940 census it had the spelling used today by my cousins, Zinkarvitch.
There are no other people in the world with that name and it has obviously been distorted over the years as evidenced. I also read that this could be a patronymic name (son of) and not a surname in places like Belarussia and Russia which has me baffled even more.
Confused as I am, I believe it to be Russian descent and perhaps my great grandparents resided in Lithuania prior to coming to America.
I know this is long winded but any input woyuld be helpful.
thanks,
Fred Vance



Posted on Apr 4, 2017, 1:37 PM

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  1. proper names. Gee Jay, Apr 4, 2017
  2. PS. Gee Jay, Apr 4, 2017
  3. tracking down proper family name. vancevisuals, Apr 5, 2017
  4. More Information. Jankasukas, Apr 6, 2017
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      1. this is a very common problem. Gee Jay, Apr 6, 2017
        1. this is a very commom problem. vancevisuals, Apr 6, 2017
          1. Don't be discouraged!. Gee Jay, Apr 7, 2017
            1. don't get discouraged. vancevisuals, Apr 7, 2017
              1. try this. Gee Jay, Apr 7, 2017
                1. try this. vance visuals, Apr 7, 2017
    2. More Information. Jankauskas, Apr 6, 2017
      1. more information. vancevisuals, Apr 6, 2017
        1. Martin Sinkvich 1920 Census Brooklyn New York. Jankauskas, Apr 7, 2017
          1. martin sinkvich 1920 brooklyn new york. vancevisuals, Apr 7, 2017
            1. Zewkevitiekus Family 1910 Census Brooklyn New York. Jankauskas, Apr 7, 2017
              1. Zewkevitiekus Family 1910 CensusBrooklyn New York. vancevisuals, Apr 8, 2017
                1. 1910,Census. Jankauskas, Apr 8, 2017
                  1. 1910 census. vance visuals, Apr 8, 2017
                    1. 1900 & 1905 Brooklyn Census. Jankauskas, Apr 9, 2017
                      1. 1900 & 1905 Brooklyn Census. vancevisuals, Apr 9, 2017
                        1. cousin. Gee Jay, Apr 10, 2017
                          1. cousin. vancevisuals, Apr 10, 2017
                            1. the brother. Gee Jay, Apr 10, 2017
                              1. the brother. vancevisuals, Apr 10, 2017
                                1. the brother. vancevisuals, Apr 10, 2017
                                  1. the brother. vancevisuals, Apr 10, 2017
                                    1. John Buzaes1892-1935 Brooklyn NY. Jankauskas, Apr 11, 2017
                                      1. John Buzaes 1892-1935 Brooklyn NY. vance visuals, Apr 11, 2017
                                        1. Charles Sinkevich 1904-1942. Jankauskas, Apr 11, 2017
                                          1. Charles Sinkevich 1904-1942. vancevisuals, Apr 11, 2017
                                            1. such great information!. Gee Jay, Apr 12, 2017
                                              1. such great information. vancevisuals, Apr 12, 2017
                                              2. such great information. vancevisuals, Apr 12, 2017
                                                1. I hope Mr. Jankauskas will also weigh in. Gee Jay, Apr 13, 2017
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                                                    2. citizenship etc. Gee Jay, Apr 14, 2017
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                                                        1. Martin & Mary CENCARWITCH 1892 Brooklyn NY. Jankauskas, Apr 15, 2017
                                                          1. Martin & Mary CENCARWITCH 1892 Brooklyn Ny. vancevisuals, Apr 16, 2017
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              1. humor in geneology. vancevisuals, Apr 18, 2017
                1. Maggie ZINKEWITCH b, 1898 d. 28 Aug 1898 Brooklyn NY. Jankauskas, Apr 19, 2017
                  1. Maggie Zinkewitch b. 1898 d.28 Aug 1898 Brooklyn NY. vancevisuals, Apr 19, 2017

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