In a message dated 8/27/2002 11:10:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< A First World War soldier who was killed while serving in the British
army was Pte Garshum SCKKOOL. I have found nothing about him so far except
that he was born in Russia and lived in the East End of London. Both of
those facts plus his first name (Gershon?) suggest that he was Jewish, but
his surname is interesting. The spelling is that given in two official
sources bur I wonder how it was pronounced?
==SCK KOOL was killed too soon to have been a contemporary rap singer. I
assume the name is a typo, even if it appears twice in the records.
Try SO[C]KOL, a popular East European Jewish name, borne by one of
Israel's greatest writers and by a prominent American teacher of dance,
both surnamed SOKOLOW. There were many towns in East Europe that started
with the syllables SOKOL. According to Kaganoff, "sokol" is Polish
for "falcon." If so, Sokol may have been a form of the name Falk, which
is a kinnuy for the Hebrew name Yehoshua.
Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>
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