Re: Given name 'Paul': Lithuania - South Africa #general


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

(Adrian Freedman) writes:
a great uncle living in South Africa was known as Paul
He came >from Lithuania. Please may I have suggestions as to
what his name would have been in Lithuania

It could have been almost anything. There is no direct Hebrew or Yiddish
equivalent. People sometimes kept the initial sound of their Hebrew/Yiddish
names when choosing an "English" name, so maybe Peretz or Pesach or Pinchas.

Robert Israel
israel@...
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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