At 01:00 2004-08-26 -0500, "Fran Segall" <FranSegall@comcast.net> wrote:
Was everyone with the samesurname in the same town related? Were names THAT unique that they were
Probably not. But Isaak and Aisik are the same name: the name of our second father, the son of Abraham. The original Hebrew pronounciation of the name is Yitzchak (=will laugh) as Sarah laughed hearing the 3 angels predicting her pregnancy (Gen. 18.12).