ChristopherKaiser написав:My grandfather Jakob Hancharook/Honcharuk was born in the village, Poninka of Polonne district, in October 1887. He had 3 sisters (Maria, Tatiana, and Sophia), and 2 brothers (Nikolai and Vasyl). Their parents were Damian Ivanov Hancharook (a farmer from Kotiurzhyntsi) and Maria Franzova. Jakob and Maria emigrated to New York in the early 1900s. I am looking for their relations in Ukraine.
The original form of the surname Gonchar/Honchar
. Gonchar/Honchar (potter) is one who makes pottery. In everyday language in Ukraine, all people from the family were called Goncharuk or Goncharenko. It was more than 100 years ago and even earlier. Therefore, the second letter in the surname should be O.
Do you know where the villages Poninka and Kotiurzhyntsi are located?