name for orphan's father commonly Avaraham Iitzhak #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>

My grandfather was an orphan. On his grave stone his "father" is named
Avaraham Itzhak, this name was later given to my brother as his Hebrew name.
I have since been told that the "father's" name was probably unknown, and
that when the father's name is unknown "Avaraham Itzhak" is commonly given
in the absence of the actual unknown name. Does this seem correct?? The
family was >from Bessarabia (Moldava)circa 1860.
Thank you,
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA

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