• Origin of name LEDINA

    From Janet L Lachman capt.janet@gmail.co@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 18 03:09:41 2019
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    I'm looking for information on the surname LEDINA.

    My husband's mother was named Lillian Ledina. She was the daughter of
    Haskel (Harry) and Szyla (Celia) Ledina. They emigrated from Praga,
    Warsaw, to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    I have found one person named David Lydynia (with diacritical marks on
    the y's), who I believe was a Holocaust victim. I assume that this is
    the name as it was spelled in Poland, and that this individual is a
    relative, though I don't know what the relationship is. Other than
    this person, the name doesn't seem to appear anywhere. Soundex
    searches turn up many "Loudons", but without knowing Eastern European languages, it isn't obvious to me how this name could transliterate to
    Lydynia or Ledina. There are too many Loudon's to investigate without
    any confidence that Loudon and Ledina are the same name.

    According to the family, Celia was born Syzla Zachala; her father was
    named Abraham and her mother was named Rebecca. We know nothing about
    them, and that name also returns few matches, and no clusters in any
    one locale. The family also believes that Abraham died when Szyla was
    very young, and was adopted by Rebecca's second husband, a man named

    DNA matches suggest that my husband has roots in Ukraine and/or
    Galicia, and these would likely be on his mother's side because his
    father's ancestors had long lived in the Czestochowa region of Poland.
    I am speculating that the Ledinas were relatively recent arrivals in
    Poland, perhaps from Ukraine, and would appreciate any suggestions for
    figuring out where the Ledinas came from.

    Janet L. Lachman
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