Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New Beider book on Galician surnames #galicia
Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
The next major work of Alexander Beider, "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames
from Galicia" will go to the printer shortly. The manuscript has beenformatted for publication, and all that remains is incorporating the
photographs of 30 prominent Galitzianers into the dictionary portion of the
book. The book will be 624 pages, hard cover with dust jacket.
The work identifies more than 35,000 surnames used by Jews in Galicia. It
provides the etymology (the origin of the surname), the districts in Galicia
in which the name appeared, and variants of the name. The 100-page
introductory portion of the book follows Dr. Beider's scholarly style in
analyzing the origin and evolution of Jewish surnames >from that region. This
includes a history of Jewish names in Galicia, basic etymological analysis,
spelling and variation of surnames and analysis of surnames in various
provinces of eastern Europe. An extensive bibliography is provided.
Additional information about the book including a Table of Contents and a
complete list of the 35,000 surnames can be found at