Re: Levy/Halevy Segal #general


My Zeida Bernat Segal was a Levi.
His brothers, also Levi's, changed their spellings to
Segall and Siegel.
Marilyn Kalman
Vancouver BC Canada

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Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: Levy/Halevy Segal

| In a message dated 12/30/2002 9:08:42 PM Eastern
Standard Time,
| writes:
| << Sagal is also the reason why so many people with the
last name Segal (or
| even Siegel) are Leviim.
| Ira Leviton (yes, a Levi)
| New York, N.Y. >>
| ==Some, but not all that many. Siegel is spelled in
| samekh-yod-gimmal-lamed; Segal is ALWAYS spelled
without the yod.
| Siegel can have been a sealmaker, a brickmaker, or an
| Siegalnovsky etc. If a person surnamed Siegel is truly
a Levite, it's a
| conicidence or a misspelling. The correct
pronunciation, if it is indeed an
| acronym meaning deputy, is Segal, not Sagal because
the first vowel of
| Segen/Segan is a sounded shva, not a patach. What I am
increasingly coming
| to believe is that the true origin of the name also
requires an "e" for the
| first vowel.
Michael Bernet Halevi (don't bother with the SG"L bit).

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