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JAFFIE b ~1863, emigrant to USA ~1883. Czar's cavalry?

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JAFFIE b ~1863, emigrant to USA ~1883. Czar's cavalry?

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Charles JAFFIE b about 1863 emigrated from Russia to USA about 1882-3. He married Rose UNKNOWN, also Russian emigrant. 1920 census has most of their family at Cook Co, IL (Chicago).

Family lore said he was Lieutenant in Czar's cavalry.

It's also said he was released for emigration legally, that there existed papers. He came over prior to Ellis Island, so don't point me there.

Can anyone point out an area to research where Charles, or that surname and spelling in general, would have come from?

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