JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kreisel #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>

zach4v6@... writes:
<< Is Kreisel ever a woman's first name in East Galicia of 100 years ago?

I wonder if the name Kreisel of which you wrote could be related to the
Yiddish names: Kresel, Kreslya, Kresha, Kresya, all of which come from
the Spanish "grazia" - "grace"?

Women with one of these names adopted the English name Clara upon
immigration to the US.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel

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