Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Herschel=Shumer?? #hungary
Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
Israel Pickholtz posted on the Hungary-SIG as follows:
"We have a birth record (1893) in Kurima (Slovakia) for a person with the given
name Shumer. In real life he was known as Herschel and also Herman.
Any thoughts on Shumer as a given name?"
Aside >from a possible mistake in writing or in reading the record, two
Shomer >from Hebrew "Guard/Guardian" Kings II 12:21
Shume >from Hebrew "Assessment" Chron I 2:53
Both names must have been used but sparingly in Eastern Europe. The
Hungarian Given Names Data Base (<
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >) shows no evidence of
these names, although I have seen the Yiddish names Shumlin/Shimlin used
in Poland as kinuim for Aleksander and Shneyur.
Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel