the name "Patras" 1st name - is this like Patrick? Also ? abt. KovnaLithuania
By R Lee March 12, 2003 at 05:32:53
Does anyone know if Patras is a common Lithuanian first name and what it means?I'm guessing Patrick, as in the Saint.
My grandfather was a Patras, and a devote Catholic, but I'm confused why on his WWI Draft Card it says he was born in Kovna, Lithuania?Isn't Kovna, the Hebrew name for Kaunas?I know that in Lithuania, there are Polish, Hebrew and Lithuanian (and even Russian) names for placesfor instance Vilna and Vilnius.Wouldn't you think a Catholic would say he was born in Kaunas instead of saying Kovna?