Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Sussa--a Yiddish name? #hungary


Leslie Gyi <leslie.gyi@...>
 

My Hungarian mother told me that "Szasza" as in Gabor was a popular
Hungarian name meaning Susanah. She said that it was not necessarily a
Jewish name, but was adopted by alot of Jewish people, because of its
popularity at the time as a name. I believe the Jewish (don't know if that
comes >from Hebrew or Yiddish and would need my dictionary to look that one
up) version is Shosannah (so says my Ukrainian researcher says as well).

I also have an Aunt Sophie, who was >from the former Maramaros County,
Hungary now Maramures County, Romania. The family referred to her as
'Souza', 'Sosza' and 'Sussa', I think cause they were trying to spell
phonetically what they were saying. Course this is the same family, where
the father by the name of Chaim with 10 children, 7 immigrating to the US, 4
with Social Security numbers, and each entered on the SS-5 application the
name of their father as Chaim, Henry, Harvey and Herbert. Between the
differences in transliteration and usage, I don't think the name translation
is an exact science.

Leslie Gyi nee FEIG
Researching FEIGs anywhere
POLLAKs in Carpathia
GOLDENBERGs in Carpathia & Poland
HAJNIKs in Carpathia & Poland

-----Original Message-----
From: Momteller@aol.com [mailto:Momteller@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 4:28 PM
To: Hungarian SIG
Subject: Sussa--a Yiddish name?


<< Vivian Kahn e-mailed me about some Schweids in a Yiskor book and she
mentioned a relative with the name of "Sussa Malka". The name "Sussa" is my

Yiddish name but there is a discrepancy. Can anyone out there clear it up?

My father always told me it was Sussa but my great-uncle wrote a one-page
family tree, (hand written,) that my great -grandmother, my namesake, was
named: Sosza (which would be pronounced: "Shosa".) Which is it? Where
does this name come from? Did my great-uncle just spell it wrong?

Susan Stone
Evanston, IL

From: Momteller@aol.com
Full-name: Momteller
Message-ID: <f4.4c3bb96.274c0723@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 12:13:07 EST
Subject: Re: SCHWEDE/Sarkosujlak
To: Lmagyar@en.com

Hi Louis, It is me again.....Vivian Kahn e-mailed me about some Schweids in
a
Yiskor book and she mentioned a relative with the above name. The name
"Sussa" is my Yiddish name but there is a discrepancy I thought maybe you
could help or I will put it on the main list...

My father always told me it was Sussa but my great-uncle wrote it in a
one-page family tree, hand written, that my great -grandmother, whom I am
named after, was named:

Sosza (which would be pronounced: "Shosa".) Which is it? Where does this

name come from?

thank you,
Susan

Szia! Lou is in Israel until the end of the year so Marc Polster and I will
be moderating the list. Please bear with us! We'll do the best we can but
Lou's a hard act to follow. In response to Susan's question, my guess is
that Sosza (pronounced Shosa) is a Hungarian version of the name Susan.
It's spelled Zsuzsa ( which I think is pronounced Shoosha) in Hungarian.
Can anyone confirm this? Vivian Kahn

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