Palestin: An artificial surname, derived from a toponym (place name)Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire p.441Palestin (Vilna) A:, T: Palestina (Russian), Palestine (Palestyn, Palestin, Palestiner)
Family reunion held in 1995 in Cromwell, CT.
Thanks to the late Harry Polstein and to Lorrie Mell for arranging the reunion and supplying the beginning of information for this family tree.
Material was obtained from records from Vilna Archives.
Thanks to Jewish Gen for publicizing our information, contact was made with family members in Uruguay.
Information also obtained from contact with family members.
Contact me for an outline of the family tree and to add or correct any information.