Re: Lomza naming patterns #general
Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
On Thu, 10 Aug 2006 23:01:27 UTC, email@example.com (Shari Kantrow) opined:
Hello,If a patronym survives for several generatons, then it is not a patronym but
a surname. Depending on where you live, you may be surrounded by examples of
surnames derived >from patronyms, changed only to accomodate American
orthographical conventions, e.g. "Moskowitz".
Note that not everything that ends in "-wicz" was ever a patronym. An
example is "Rabinowicz" (Rabinowitz), which indicates the son of the Rabbi.
Your own name is another example, because "Kantrow" is clipped >from
"Kantrowicz", the son of the H.azan, the Cantor. The son of the Tsar was
"Tsarewicz", in Polish spelling.
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel
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