JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: name Asman #general


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <00a001c116fc$e29a0980$daec0f18@...>,
Lili Susser <susserl@...> wrote:

Is the name Asman or any variant of it Jewish? Does it have a
meaning? He thinks it may be Persian or Turkish. His ancestors
-he thinks were >from the republic of Georgia.
I don't recall hearing of this before as a Jewish name. "Asman" is the
name of a Persian sky-god, and in Sanskrit is "heaven" or "stone". But
a Google search turns up several Jewish references, including
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/ushachi/ushatz.html
and
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/jl451.htm
So it could be Jewish. But there's also
www.colgate.edu/scene/mar1998/alumni/news45.html
which refers to a person of Armenian descent.

Robert Israel israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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