Akiva and Itsko -- same name? #general


David Laskin
 

I am researching my great-grandfather, whose name in Yiddish was Avram Akiva HaKohen
-- or in Russian Kaganovich or Kahanovich. I believe he attended the Volozhin
Yeshiva in the 1870s. I have come upon a list of Volozhin Yeshiva students >from 1879
with one Abram Itsko Kagan (this is translated >from the Cyrillic script). Could this
be my great-grandfather? Is there any relation between the names Itsko and Akiva?
Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA USA

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