Robert Israel <israel@...>
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Dale Bricker <email@example.com> wrote:
My great-grandfather was processed through Ellis Island with his
1) Was "Yankel" a proper first name, or was it a nickname?It's a Yiddish diminutive of the Hebrew name Yaakov.
2) On my great grandfather's death certificate in 1902, hisYes.
3) Does anyone have any ideas as to what would have beenI think Jack is the most likely for Yankel as well, although
almost anything is possible.
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