JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Male first name of Itzig versus Nitzig #general

Steve Heimovitz <heim@...>

My Great Uncle Izzie, emigrated >from Podvolochisk, Russia around
1913-1915. I located a steamship manifest record for an individual that
the indexer interpreted his first name as Nitzig. US public records
show his "Americanized" first name as Israel, Isidore, and Isadore; the
latter being the one I was most familiar all my life.

My knowledge of Yiddish is nil. Given all other manifest information as
equal, I can sort of make out the horrible cursive manifest entry as

Can someone elaborate on the correctness of Nitzig versus Itzig for male
naming >from that area of Russia?

Feel free to contact me at or post here.

Steve Heimovitz

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