Re: BONDI, translation of YOM TOV (also Suesslein Alexander Jekusiel ) #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>

In a message dated 4/20/2006 nbonomi@... writes:

In the past centuries this surname, very frequent among the Sfardim, was
written Bondi (with the accent on the last letter).
With this spelling Bon-di is a verbatim translation of Yom Tov.
I don't think Sandro Bondi knows or care about this origin of his

Yes, I know, I mentioned that in my original posting, and I did not expect
Sandro Bondi to have nibbled on matzah for all of last week. But I was
wondering whether there are Jewish Bondi families in Italy, and ultimately
whether these Italian Bondis are generally assumed to descend >from Jewish
In a family-tree including the name JONTOF-HUTTER >from Prague which contains
the name Jontof/Jontov there is
a comment that the frequent Prague name of Bondi is supposed to be a
Spanish/Portuguese version of Yomtov.

There is apparently a connection between the family and Rabbi Yomtov Lippman
Heller (1579-1654) who became Chief Rabbi of Bohemia.

I discovered in my researches that he was born in Wallerstein in Franconia
in Southern Germany, which is where my family came from.

My family didn't arrive in Wallerstein till about 1700.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)

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