JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family name - insight requested #general
Stan Goodman <stan@...>
ldashman@... (Lisa Dashman) opined:
In the Guggenheimers' "Jewish Family Names and Their Origins," theThe clue is in the connections among the three Hebrew names offered as
"related to" the German "Gumprecht": there are no visible connections.
The root meaning of Ephraim is "fruitful"; that of Uri is "Light";
Mordekhai is >from a Persian theophoric name. if somebody else sees a
connection, I would appreciate being enlightened.
In other words, as far as one can see, the author of the book found at
least three people using the German name, who bore the three Hebrew
names he cites. On the other hand, he seems to be right as far as he
goes: the only Gimpel (Gumprecht) in my database is a Mordekhai.
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania
See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
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