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Ruthenia, Galicia and the Babij Surname

  • July 31, 2019
Ruthenia, Galicia and the Babij Surname

 

Galicia.

Cousin Sue Roth sent me an email recently concering the origins of the famous Hollywood director Billy Wilder. It seems Mr. Wilder (nee Samuel) was originally born in the town of Sucha, Galicia then a province of Austria Hungary. So Mr. Wilder was a Ruthenian by birth. Sue termed the revelation “weird”. Read more...

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