Re: Fanny #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>

In the early Haskala literature the hero was often called Marcus, or Markus.
This seemed to be a sign of his assimilation.

-----Original Message-----
From: KARPLUS Hermann [mailto:HermannKARPLUS@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 8:32 PM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Fanny

Vienna, Feb. 21.2004

Dear JewishGenners,

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

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