Patronymic "Idevna"? #general


David Ellis
 

My father in law's birth certificate, >from 1918 in what is now Ukraine, was
handwritten in Russian. His mother's name was shown as Toyba Idevna. I
would presume that "Idevna" is a patronymic form giving her father's name.
But what kind of first name is "Id"? It sounds more Freudian than Jewish.

David J Ellis
Natick, MA
djemkitso@...

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