Re: Given name Sussmann or Susmann #germany


Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

Alan,
The name combinations you list are called kinuim (singular kinui) and
this term has a legal meaning in halacha.

Searching the Given names database for Germany for the name Sussman at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames

Results in:

Legal/Hebrew: Meshulam Zisman\Zusman Gender: M Legal Origin: Kings
II 22:3

So Sussman is a kinui for Meshulam.

Suss is German for sweet so Sussman = Sweet man. There are other
related names like Seussel and Seusslein. And our favorite Dr. Seuss.

Anyway, searching for kinui should give you more info.

Brian Stern, Lexington, KY brians99@...

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