Re: Fanny and Toni #general

Herbert Lazerow

The name Fanny (and similar names like Fanya and Fani) is a newcomer.
We have a relatively complete set of birth records for Nezhin Ukraine
1860-1918. The first Fanny is born in 1891; there are 6 total in the 1890s
(out of roughly 2500 births), more in the decade 1900-1909; and even more
in the period 1910-1918, even though the total births in the latter period
has shrunk to about 1400.

By contrast, girls are named Feiga throughout the 59 year period.

Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA U.S.A.

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