Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Naming Traditions / Tracy Fish #hungary


Is the death record the only source you have for the father’s name?
What’s the name engraved on his tombstone?

It possible that the father’s name was unknown to whoever filled the death
record, so they used the same name to fill the blank.

Another possibility could be that a son filled the death record, and where
he was supposed to write the father’s name, he wrote his own father’s name,
(even if he realized his mistake, he might have left it like that, as people
didn’t find the accuracy of the certificates to be crucial.

Yitschok Margareten

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:43:10 -0700
Subject: Naming Traditions


I was hoping to obtain some insight regarding naming traditions in
Hungary. I know typically in Jewish traditions you do not name a child
after a living person. I was wondering how common it was to break this
rule or if this tradition did not apply.

My reason for asking: My 2XGG Samuel (Shmuel) WEIS b. 1868, Hungary)
immigrated to NY. According to his death certificate, his fathers name was
Samuel WEIS and his mother was Pauline KLEIN. This struck me as odd for
his father to have the same name considering Jewish tradition.

Thank you for your time,

Tracy Fish
Researching: Hungary- WEISS/WEIS, KLEIN, HERTZ, FRIEDMAN (mtDNA: H41a)

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