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BERKOFF - Russia?

BERKOFF - Russia?

Todd Berkoff (View posts)
Posted: 1116859951000
Classification: Query
I was just contacted by Marnix Berkhoff about my family name. As far as I know, my family originated in Liddy, Russia and emigrated to the USA in 1905 or thereabouts.

There are many Berkoffs living in the US - in most major cities. My family lives in the New York City area. I grew up in northern New Jersey. I currently live in Washington, DC


Todd Berkoff

Re: BERKOFF - Russia?

Posted: 1336669413000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Berkoff
Hi Todd,

I'm trying to track down some history on my father side and he told me his biological mother's surname was Berkoff, from Europe who came over with her husband, who's surname was Belchek (not exactly sure of the spelling at this stage). His mother's first name in English was Diane, but of course, I'm sure it wasn't that in Yiddish or the country of origin they came from. That's a bit sketchy... as they both die when my father was an infant. But my father did tell me that he had four uncles, his mother's brothers, who he knew for years when at NYU in the '40's. He feels his parents came over around 1918, or there bouts, but I can't seem to find much. As you mentioned, there are many Berkoff's in the states now, Jewish and not... my family is Jewish and I know my father's parents as well were. Just wondering if there might be some connection... ??
Thanks much for sharing...

Re: BERKOFF - Russia?

Posted: 1537082400000
Classification: Query
Hello Todd, I realize I am responding to an old conversation and you may not see this. I've been doing some research on old classmates and believe you are the son of my high school friend Steven Berkoff. I've learned that he passed away in 1987 and am,of course, sorry about that. Would you share how he died? Steve and I had a thing going for years where we would bet $5 who got better grades. He always won but the bet might have given me some incentive not to do even worse. Truthfully, after all these years I don't remember much more. We never saw each other out of school. Just school friends. He was smart and funny, but a serious student. I wonder what he went on to do after high school. That's about it, except thank you for your military service (google is pretty powerful).

Frank Berger
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