Re: Personal name Leonora and RICH family #germany

Jim Bennett

Jeff Lewy queried about the European origins of the name " Leonora."

He mentioned a list of names that included "Leie". Leie/Leah/Lea, etc is
the ancient Hebrew name given to this woman at birth, and at some point in
her life she adopted Leonora as a "modern" name, either in Posen Province,
Prussia or in America. Leonora was used widely in Germany in the 19th
century, and in America. I have many in my family.

RICH is an anglicized version [90% probability] of REICH. RICH was not
used in Germany.

Jim Bennett Haifa

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