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Matulaitis Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Very likely, this family is of Jewish origin from Lith.district Marijampole. There are several branches of this family: STEBULISKES BRANCH  is described in the books "Musu saknys" by R.Butautas and  "Dita Paraleles" by Silvija Lomsargyte-Pukiene. The article about Pukiene "Sirdimi parasyta" in  "Literatura ir menas" of 12.03.2004. Some members of this branch were prominent bolsheviks described in Soviet encyclopedias. NKVD-KGB colonel Jonas Matulaitis' (1912-?) father Kazys (1886-1932)was born in Jewish village Ciziunai. The article "Valkininku miestelio zydai" in   [external link]   of  29.01.2007. LUGINES BRANCH genealogical table was made up by the historian N.Ceskeviciute. Jurgis Matulaitis (1871-1929) was the famous archibishop. His grandmother Agnieska Vaisnyte was of Gypsy origin. Marija Vaisnyte (1883-1924) was a mother of diplomat Stasys Lozoraitis(1924-1994) and of his brothers Aseviciuses DOMEIKAI BRANCH gen.table also was made up by N.Ceskeviciute. The ancestor Shimonas Matulaitis (1743-1813) and his wife perished  on the same day. The diplomat Kazys Lozoraitis (1929-2007) was a  grandson of Vincentas Matulaitis (1860-1935). Vincentas' sister Magdelena was a mother of Angele Aseviciute (wife of historian K.Avizonis). Vincentas'  brother  Matausas (1866-1955) was a greatgrandfather of Audrius Matulaitis (owner of Siesikai estate). The article "Siu laiku dvarininkas pusletomis rankomis" in   [external link]   of 24.09.2012. Audrius originated from Jewish village Tarpuciai. The article "Zydai gyvene salia musu tevu" in  [external link]  of 03.11.2006. NETICKAMPIO BRANCH is described in the article "Apie profesoriaus Petro Katiliaus asmenybes vystymasi" in "Mokslo Lietuva"  of 05.11.2003

Matulaitis Meaning & Etymology

Stebuliskes' branch is described also in the online book "Kalvarijos Krasto Sviesuoliai".

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