I've been told there were many Sidneys in my family in Rascov, Moldova going back for generations,
including my great-grandfather, but I don't know what the name would have been in Europe. The
only Sidney to come over to the US was listed as Shepsel on the passenger list, and I presume that
was a knickname.
There is nothing for Romania in the Given Names Database. For Ukraine I get Simcha as a possibility
and also Yehoshue (Ishie/Shaie/Shaye/Yehoyshue/Yeshie/Yeshiye).
If you know the original name of anyone >from this area who was called Sidney in English I am
curious to learn it. I would appreciate any thoughts about this.
LUMER, GUREFSKY, GRONMAN (Rascov)