German SIG #Germany Re: question about names #germany

Ury Link

Dear Genners,

Lin Herz send to me the Hebrew marriage documents of Maria Ana Seligman
and in this paper I find the name of Mari Anshil as ;

Miriam bat Asher Ha-Mechune Anshil [could also be written Anschel]

Miriam the daughter of Asher also called Anshil

know we are sure what was the name of Mari and her father.

Best regards, Ury Link, Amsterdam, Holland uryl@...

Moderator Notes: Mr. Link is a veteran GerSIG member and friend.
He's been contributing information about name origins and Jewish
religious traditions helpful for genealogists since 1999.

If you're really curious about traditions and names, you should hunt
down a copy of the out-of-print classic book - A Dictionary of Jewish
Names and their History by Benzion C. Kaganoff (1977 - Schocken Books)
For the given name "Anschel" Kaganoff includes an interesting paragraph
(page 52 of the 1977 edition). It relates Anschel to Asher, Lemlin and
Enzil. GerSIG members who like to play such word games are encouraged
to find this book and have fun with it.

But we can't allow extended discussions of name variation
annecdotes in this Forum.

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