Thank you for your fast response. I am not sure exactly where my Yudavitch family originated from. My mum always told us that they were from Lithuania, but the census records say they were from Russia, but we do not know exactly where!
The first records we can find of them in the UK is on the 1891 census where they are listed as Judavitch. They later changed their surname to Davis are listed on the 1901 census as being Davis. My great grandfather, Davis Yudavitch, was born in 1845 and died around 1892 to 1894. His wife Betsy's maiden name was Kordosh.
The two eldest children were Leah and Lewis and they were born in Russia (or Lithuania).
My grandmother was Annie Davis. My mum always thought that she was born Rebecca, but we can find no record of this. She was the first of the children born in England. She was born in 1882 in Spitalfields and died in 1950 (which is 3 years before I was born).
Her other siblings, who were also born in the UK were Aaron, Israel, Solomon, Hyman and Barnett.
Hyman (my uncle Hymie) went to America in about 1951, whilst Barnett (Barney) emigrated to New Zealand.
All of the others remained in England. I do also have names of their wives and children.
I do not know whether my great grandfather, Davis Yudavitch, had any siblings, or who his parents were and therefore I wondered whether your great uncle Morris may have been related to him at all?
To be honest, I only ever knew them as Davis and my brother told me that my mum had told him their name was originally either Iudevitz or Udovitz and we have only recently found out that they were Yudavitch on the 1891 census!
It is for this reason that I am now trying to find out more about them and am trying to find anyone I can with the Yudavitch surname to find out whether we may be related.
My own grandmother, Annie Yudavitch (Davis) married Solomon Mekelburg in 1915 and they had three children, my mum Mary, her brother Isaac (also known as Edward/Teddy) and her sister Elizabeth (Betty).
Is Morris Yudavitch the only person you have of that name who is related to you, or do you know whether he had any other siblings or what his parents names were?
Thank you for your patience.