"Samuel" in Hebrew #general

Peter Blood <nowy@...>

My family has a habit of anglicizing their names which confuses me to no
end. For instance my great grandparents Yitzik Mendel and Sura Rifka
DAMESEK were only known to their own son as "Max" and "Becky." My
grandfather told me that these were their names and I believed that to
be so for 20 years.

Anyways, I found a new record whereby my great grandfather Yitzik, while
he was living in America, records the names of his parents, who never
left Russia, as "Samuel" DAMESEK and "Esther" LEVINE. Now before I begin
searching on those names, am I correct that these are not Hebrew and in
Russia would be recorded as something completely different? What?
Peter Blood

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