German SIG #Germany Re: meanings of first names from europe #germany


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In a message dated 6/12/2004 callydude@... writes:
We are curious to see if members recognize these names as common Jewish first
names, and if they have a hebrew version or a similar spelling >from europe.

Beryl, = Berl, >from Ber or Baer, >from Hebrew Issachar and later Dov

Enos, == biblical: either Chanoch, son of Cain or Enosh son of Seth

Verde, == perhaps French (vert) for green, perhaps German (Wert) for for
value or Wuerde for dignity

and Armanus.== perhaps >from Amanuel = Emanuel = usually Menachem or Mendel in
Hebrew/Yiddish

"Other siblings have more common names such as Goldi, Noah (Noach), Levi, Salome,
etc. These are some of the children of Sara and Daniel YOUNG of Ohio in the mid
1800's. The family tree immigrated to Philly, USA >from the Palatinate.
We also desire to find detailed sites dealing with Jews >from Palatinate prior
to 1900's."

==There are two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of
the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate or Rhine Palatinate) is now part
of Rhineland-Palatinate and the other (Upper Palatinate) is now part of
Bavaria.

Looking to find info about the unusual first name of
Vallendin(e), Vallentine, Vallendien. = The intechangability of D and T
suggests the Palatinate you're speaking of is the Bavarian one, where these
letters were more or less interchangable. It''s obviously >from the Latin name
Valentine (meaning "strong" or "heroic" cf valiant). It could be derived from
Falk -> Faelklein (Falk is the kinnuy for Yehoshua/Joshua.) It might also be
derived >from Palatinate but that's unlikely because those territories are known as
Pfalz

Michael Bernet, New York

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