Re: name translation help


Maybe the clerk was told Faigela and  heard it as  Fikela

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 11/12/2019 10:38 AM, sarahlmeyer@... wrote:
Have you checked the given names database on for suggestions?  Also remember that when you look in the US censuses there were times when Poland did not exist, it was either Russia (eastern and central) or Germany/Prussia (western).  Many people Americanized their names by using the first letter.  I have seen many instances of the name Sam when the Hebrew/Yiddish name was not Shmuel.  No idea of Filda - could the name have been Tilda?

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