Re: First name of Orelis #general


In a message dated 10/25/99 10:23:32 PM, Gill Abel writes:

I have just received info that an uncle came >from Lithuania to South
Africa in 1928by ship. He was registered with the first name of Orelis,
has anyone heard of such a name & where does it come >from ? We think he
changed his name to Aaron. Was Orelis a common name ?>>

Yes. Orelis is the Lithuanian form of Orel, which in turn is a form of Aharon
or Aaron.

Bob Weiss in Northridge, CA

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