What can the acronym CHET-RESH in place of BET-RESH in a name mean? #germany


Justin Levy <jlevy2008@...>
 

Hello,

Several of the names in an early 19th century tax list (Schutz- und
Silbergeldliste) for the community of Landsberg an der Warthe (now
Gorzow Wielkopolsk) have the Hebrew acronym chet-resh in place of
bet-resh (i.e. son of Mr.), for example, Yosef chet-resh Abraham,
instead of Yosef bet-resh Abraham.

Would anyone perhaps be able to explain the meaning of this acronym?

Regards,

Justin Levy Dublin, Ireland (jlevy2008@gmail)

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