German SIG #Germany Re: PINS from Hoexter #germany

Abuwasta Abuwasta

Following my posting last week I got an email >from a
member of the list >from Cambridge, Mass. suggesting that
since there were virtually no Sephardic Jews in rural Westfalia,
PINS may be an Ashkenazi variant of Pinnes which is a nickname of Pinchas.
I am not in position to judge or comment but hope that some members may.

Jacob Rosen Jerusalem <>

MODERATOR NOTE: We don't usually accept messages that speculate or argue
about the origin of names. In this instance, however, a limited discussion
of the origins of PINS >from Hoexter will be accepted.

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