Re: Name of "Broche" #ukraine

Allon Herman <allonh@...>

Broche is the Yiddish pronunciation of the Hebrew name Bracha. The meaning of this
name is "a blessing". It is possible that your grandfather's sister in law was
called Broche Rivka and started using the anglicized form of her second name in
the new country. It may also be possible that the name Rebecca was chosen
arbitrarily, because it is a combination of both a jewish name and a name easily
pronounced in English.

Allon Herman
Modiin, Israel

Researching: Herman/German >from Zhytomir, Mozyr and Borodianka Ukraine
Lipetz/Lipecas >from Kovna Lithuania
Bloomberg >from Libau Latvia
Pollock >from Jacobstadt Latvia
Schrage >from Radekhov Galicia

Subject: Name of "Broche"
From: Leslie Beaudry <lbbla@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 13:28:55 -0700
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My Grandfather's sister-in-law came over on a ship >from Odessa (via
England) in 1912.
Her name was Rebecca, but the ship manifest listed her as Broche. I've
this name for other passengers. Does anyone know what it means?
Leslie Beaudry
Playa Del Rey, CA
Researching: KRIVORUK/KAUFMAN >from Odessa, Russia
& BASCH/BRAUN/BROWN >from Maramaros, Hungary.

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