Hungary SIG #Hungary Koma/Sandak-meaning #hungary


J Weisman
 

Hello - Here is a very basic question.
In reviewing Hungarian birth records on JewishGen, I see in the comments =
"Koma:" and "Sandak:" followed by a name. What is the meaning of these =
two terms?

Thank you,
Julie Weisman
New York

Researching REINITZ
KLEIN >from Mikofalva & Magyarlapos
BIRKENFELD

Moderator: Koma means godfather and the sandak or sendak is the person who holds
the baby at his bris. We list the name because this person is typically a relative
who may be the baby's grandfather, an uncle or, sometimes, the baby's father.

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