Re: Family Names #general


rv Kaplan
 

Fran, Maria

There's not always logic in the relationship between English/Yiddish/Hebrew
names. Sometimes there's no connection at all. We can only go by the amount
of examples we see, unless there's a direct translation.

Chaim is often Hyman in English. Can't see any reason for it to be Jacob
(in Hebrew, Yaakov, in Yiddish, often Yankel).

Only thing is people often had 'double' names e.g., Chaim Yaakov ben XX,
yet were known simply as Yankel.

My own Hebrew names is Chaim Levi ben Yaakov

It's not easy!

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

On 19 April 2014 11:41, Maria Jose <mjsurribas@...> wrote:
Fran,

Possibly Chaim is Jacob. Chaim should be Jaime,
that is same than Jacob

"Fran Cohen" <fransc1969@...> wrote:
I have the papers >from relatives that show the four sons of DOV BER listed
as: MOSHE LEIB - BARUCH VIDGOR -CHAIM MORDCHE -TZVI HERSH

I am trying to put the English equivalent to the names that I know them as
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