Re: Bendet not surname #general


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In a message dated 1/3/01 9:50:33 AM Eastern Standard Time,
chaimjan@zahav.net.il writes:

<< Rabbi Barukh Bendet and his son Yoel bore the surname GRAD. In this case
BENDET was a personal name and had nothing to do with a surname BENDET or
BENDETSON. >>

Bendet was a personal name, a corruption of Benedict, i.e. Barukh in
Hebrew. Many, but not all, of the BNT names (e.g. Bernard) were variations
on Benedict. It was common for such names to be used as kinuyim and
coupled with Barukh.

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER

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