JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Surnames OSSUR and OSHER the same? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Thu, 3 Nov 2005 03:16:31 UTC, (Sharon R. Korn) wrote:

I have been searching unsuccessfully for the surname OSSUR in Gargzdai,
Lithuania. The All Lithuania Database has quite a few entries for OSHER in
that town. Does anyone know if this is the same name?

Sharon Korn
Both are Yiddish distortions of the Hebrew name Asher. Spelling in Latin
characters was not the forte of Jews in that place and time.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

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