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I am trying to trace the Yaver family backwards from New York to where they emigrated from Poland. I can't find any passenger lists or immigration paperwork for the surname Yaver (given name Isador or Isidor). I tried Yarer, Yavor, Yarar - I still come up with nothing.

I have tried JRI-Poland with no results. The census records list either Poland or Russia as their country of origin.

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familysearch shows some people with the surname "Jawor" born in Poland, eg. Isidorus Jawor, Izydorus Jawor, as well as the cyrillic "явор" and some other similar? names "Zaver", "Xavier", "Ljavor"

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In several Slavic languages and dialects "yavor/yawor" means maple tree, so family names along the lines of Jawor/Yavorchuk/Jaworski/Yavorofsky/Yaverbaum are quite common in Eastern Europe. I'd guess, Isadore could have Americanized his from any one of those.

For example, here is a mention of Isidor Jaworski. "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGGL-Z13S : 2 March 2021), Isidor Jaworski in entry for Anna Berdechowska, 1907. Perhaps it is him, but perhaps not, as this name is quite common.

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