GOLDSHOLL: G or H? #general


egrdn@...
 

I am a little confused about the Russian G equating with H. One of my
GOLDSHOLL cousins told me his sister thought the Goldsholl name might
originally have been Holtshe (sp? means traveler). Another cousin said
the original name was Goldshall and meant a golden shawl.

The Goldsholls lived in two areas. They were >from Divin near Kobrin in
Belarus and >from Velikaya Glusha in the Ukraine. Since these locations
were Russian-speaking, the "traveler" meaning might be correct. On the
other hand, I know that many Jewish names begin with the word Gold. Are
most of the Gold..... names of Germanic origin and not Russian?

Thanks!
Eleanor Gordon
egrdn@...

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