JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen names referring to hair, eye or complexion color #general


philafrum
 

11/18/03
Genners,

According to family lore I had a great great aunt who was called "Tante
Charna", and "Charne" refers to someone with black eyes or coloring or a
brunette. The name "Brena" refers to brown hair or eyes. Could they be
used interchangeably or could someone have used both names?

I ask because this same great great aunt indicated an arrival date of June
16, 1898 on her naturalization papers, but EIDB lists a 'Brane EIDELMAN"
not a 'Charne EIDELMAN". Is this just a coincidence or more?

Many thanks for your comments.

Evan Fishman
ebf2001@...
Cherry Hill, NJ
Searching:

MANDESTEIN/MENDELSTEIN (Starokonstantinov, Ukraine)LISNITZER
(Zaslaw/Izyaslav, Ukraine)ADELMAN/EDELMAN (Krasilov, Ukraine)
KALMANOWITZ (Kamenets-Podolskiy, Ukraine)
UDIN (Kiyev, Ukraine)BURSTEIN (Kiyev & Radomyshl, Ukraine)WINARKSY (Kiyev,
Ukraine)FISZMAN (Terespol, Poland) FINKEL (Teerespol, Poland)PRESSEISEN

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