JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: the name Miriam/Magdalena #general


In a message dated 98-10-01 23:31:50 EDT, writes:

<< Magdalena . . . >>
==The name Mary Magdelena in the New Testament is derived >from the Hebrew name
Miriam, bat Migdal. She came >from the town of Migdal (Majdal) on the West
shore of the Sea of Galilee. I have never heard of a Jewish woman known as
Magdalena, but I have heard of Jewish women in Europe called Magda which, I
assume (purely a guess) is short for Magdalena, and (again a guess) Madeleine
is probably also a corruption of Magdalena, but is not totally unknown among

==Only among Christians would there be any association between Magdalena and
any of the derivatives of Miriam such as Mary, Maria.

Michael Bernet

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.

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