Re: Given Names Ephraim and Friedrich #germany


In a message dated 2/21/2006 geoff_kaiser@... writes:
"What is the linkage between Ephraim and Friedrich? I would think that Fritz is
just an anglicised version of one or both names."

==How about 'Fraim and Friedrich. They sound quite similar and it is highly
reasonable to assume that a boy given the Hebrew name of his Ephraim
grandfather would be named Friedrich on his German birth certificate.

==The English form for Friedrich is Frederick. Fritz is not anglicised
anything; it is the common Teutonic kinnuy for a Friedrich, as Frantz is the
Teutonic kinnuy for a Franzis or Francis, or Frank.

Michael Bernet, New York

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