JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Hebrew or Yiddish equivalents for George #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>

Have you thought of "Girsh" or "Gershom?" I am sure others will submit
more possibilities.
As an example in our family, and many others I am sure, the
grandchildren of Rabbi Leib TALALAY and his wife Minya, Mogilev,
Belarus, have a heavy preponderance of Leibs and Minyas. In another
case, someone's wife was Gitta, every girl born to her four sons was
named Gitta (in America however they became Gussie and Gertrude, etc.).
In my experience, this is a common naming pattern.
George was perhaps the closest (and most fashionable at the time!) name
Morris could come up with.
Good luck.
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv

From: Mel Werbach <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 15:06:49 -0700
X-Message-Number: 44

Following the early death of my ancestor, Morris Auzenberg of Suwalki
gubernia,four of his descendents,all born in America and apparently named
after him, were given George as a middle name: Morris George (2
grandchildren), Maurice George (grandchild) and Martha Georgiana
(niece). His father's name was Meyer and I have yet to find any ancestors
with a name that seems related to George. None of my relatives (including
Maurice George who is still living) has any idea where the name George
came from.

What could be the Hebrew or Yiddish equivalents for George? Also, does
this necessarily imply that he had a middle name or could there be some
other reason why the middle name George was favored by the family?

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