Posted By:David Rashkin
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Subject:Re: Rashkin - Where are they??
Post Date:December 03, 2007 at 16:13:04
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/raskin/messages/58.html
Forum:Raskin Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/raskin/

Howdy fellow Raskin/Rashkins

Not sure about Raskin, but I've always been told that the name Rashkin is Russian in origin ... although, I actually visited Russia once, and when I asked people there how the name was supposed to be pronounced, they didn't seem to know exactly, so it seems that Rashkin may not be Russian after all...

And here's an interesting tidbit, did you know there is actually a town in Iraq called "Rashkin"?

http://www.maplandia.com/iraq/arbil/rashkin/

So, who knows, we may all be of Iraqi descent ;)