JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish name vs. Hebrew name #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>

On Fri, 3 Sep 1999 04:26:58, (Jerome Silverbush)

My ggf's name is Motel and I have also seen his name in documents as
Mordko, Mordche and Mordeche
Jerry Silverbush
In other words, his name is Mordekhai, and he has been called by a number
of the standard nicknames for that name.

The author of the original query was under the impression that these are
distinct names, which would be very confusing. What I tried to show
(apparently with little success) is that there is only ONE name, Mordekhai,
however spelled, and that the other names are nicknames or petnames, which
unambiguously mean Mordekhai.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

in Russian Poland
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

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