Re: Fanny #general
Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
In the early Haskala literature the hero was often called Marcus, or Markus.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
This seemed to be a sign of his assimilation.
From: KARPLUS Hermann [mailto:HermannKARPLUS@compuserve.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 8:32 PM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Vienna, Feb. 21.2004
da capo for Fanny:
In Vienna and in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the name Fanny was
very common and an abbrev. for Franziska. In assimilated Jewish
families, a "secular" adaption of names like Feige was a normal
Another example: on a Karplus gravestone in Osoblaha /CSR there is
a Hebrew name "Hendl", which appears as "Johanna" inthe 19. cent. on
our Family Tree.
I wonder if there is scientific literature about similar changes of names
and also surnames of assimilated Jewish families.
Hermann David Karplus