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REBU¦: possibly derived from rebe (rabbi, teacher) to mean the rabbi's kid. or the adjective raby (pockmarked from smallpox) or German Rabe (raven).
Only some 40 people now use this surname and 30 of them live in SE Poland's Przemy¶l area along the Ukrainian border. Probably others still live in what was pre-war eastern Poland, now independent Ukraine..
KRZMIEŃ: The Polish word for flint. Possibly a topo tag from Krzemieniec (Flintville) or similar.