FINE versus JAFFE #general


David Goldman
 

Hello, Jewishgenners.
I have found records >from Canada of my great-grandfather and his sister referring
to their mother as "Leah JAFFE," and another Canadian record of their other sister
referring to the mother as "L. PINE" back in Zembin, Minsk Gubernia.
Now is it conceivable that the two names were interchangeable, i.e. that
"PINE" is "FINE/FEIN" in Yiddish, and JAFFE meaning beautiful or fine in Hebrew?
If so, why and under what circumstances would these names be used
interchangeably for the same person in Russia??
Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC

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