Re: dual patronymics #belarus

Larry Gaum

Original Message From: Leonid Zeliger <leonidze@...
To: Belarus SIG <belarus@... Sent: Thu, July 22 2010
Subject: Fwd: [belarus] dual patronymics Leonid Zeliger <leonidze@...>

I have in my family archive documents >from 1880-s, in which my GF is
called in 3 different ways : Dov-
Ber,Ber and Boris, very significant illustration of the process.Leonid
Permit me to make a comment.Ber is not a name, not even for your
GrandFather. Ber is an old reference to "Son Of"For example, my name is
Arya Leib, my father was Menasha Lazer. I am recorded as follows:
Arya Leib BER Menasha Lazer. I don't have 3 names, BER is "Son Of",
not my 3rd name. As you know, Son Of can also be: B'nai or Ben.

Larry Gaum
Toronto, Canada

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