Re: Surname HAENLE #general


Irene Newhouse
 

It would NOT at all surprise me if a name had multiple meanings
in its origins -- our ancestors probably were not above punning,
and since they usually spoke/understood multiple languages -
Hebrew for religious purposes, Yiddish [or not] for every day use at
home & another language or 2 for when dealing with the goyim, --
multilingual puns are not out of the question either, & depending
on the personality of the ancestors making the decision to take the name,
might have been viewed as a plus.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI

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