Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Names -- Ronzha #hungary


Henry <henry@...>
 

Hi Prof. G. L. Esterson,

The name was pronounced Rontzha, maybe that might help you. She lived in
Austria-Hungary in the mid 1800's, its currently in Ukraine.
Thank You

Henry Schwartz

-----Original Message-----
From: Prof. G. L. Esterson [mailto:jerry@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 3:33 AM
To: H-SIG
Cc: Henry Schwartz
Subject: [h-sig] Re: Names -- Ronzha


Henry Schwartz posted as follows:

"Has anyone ever come across the name Ronzha. I would like to know if the
name is a nickname or a real name. I do know that its not Ruchel since she
had a sister named Ruchel."

I have not seen the name Ronzha before, and it is not to be found in any of
the Given Names Data Bases at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ but (if correctly
transcribed) it could be related to one of the following name groups, in
decreasing order of probability:

Veronica (a German secular name, widely used by Jews in Eastern Europe)
Ronye/Rone/Rane
Rachel/Rona
Rina

The Yiddish name Rone was shared between several name groupings. The name
Ronzha seems a likely candidate to having been a Yiddish nickname for one
of these Yiddish/Hebrew names. This will limit to some extent your
research challenge.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel

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