JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Yevno (Evno) -- could it be Yonah? #general


Marlene Bishow
 

Hi Cousins:

Evno is a name that is prevelant in my GANTMAN family tree. In fact, I have
documentation of an Evno GANTMAN, born in about 1781. The family is >from
Smilovichi, Belarus. In the Ashkenazic tradition, this man's grandson was
named Evno in 1819 after his death in 1812. The documentation is contained
in the Revizskaya Skazka of petty bourgeoisies in the shtetl of Smilovichi
of 1850 (Fund 333, list 9, file 1009, pp. 170-171). My grandfather, born in
1892, was also Evno, per his birth certificate (in my posession) and on it,
it is indicated that his father was Wolf Evanov - Wolf the son of Evno.I can
document 5 men with this name between 1781 and 1892.

I initiated a discussion on this name in 2002 on this discussion group
(available >from the archive). Prior to that discussion, the name Evno was
not in the GNDB. I sent a copy of my gf's birth certificate to Dr. Esterson
and the name was added. One should note however that the entry indicates
that Evno is a Yiddish name. I was told then that the name was a variant of
Jonah. This latest discussion has raised some questions regarding the origin
of the name. Among these is - is Evno Hebrew, Yiddish or Russian?

I also point to an entry in the Wikipedia, for a Yevno Azef (1869-1918). The
entry indicates that Yevno is also transliterated as Evno. He was born in
Lykovo.

Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
VP - JGSGW
Searching:
GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Koidanovo, and Novyy Sverzhen BEL
SINGER, ZINGER: Koidanovo, BEL
SHOMER, SOHMER, SOMMERS, SOMERS, SUMMERS: Kamajai, LITH
DEUTSCHER & RSODEUTSCHER: Rozniatow & Zuravno GAL. UKR and Krakow & Tarnow,
POL and Duisberg, GER

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