The article analyses the content of a score of documents dated by 1793—1806 which were composed on behalf of the Moldovan gentlemen in connection with the so-called Trans-Danubian migrants, who are called Serbs in the documents. It turns out that this refers to the Bulgarians who left their native places for various reasons and settled in Moldova as “Rupta de Wisteria”, a social group with taxable benefits. Most of the settlers were market-oriented, so they settled in Chișinău and near this trading post. The migration from the right to the left bank of the Danube was mutually beneficial for the settlers and Moldovan rulers.
Source: Russev N.D. (2017). Trans-Danubian Migrants In Moldavian Documents Of The Late 18th – Early 19th Centuries. Rusin. Vol 1 (47): 111-121