JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: PAIS - the name #general


Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,
Cecilia wrote:


The Great Synagogue marriage transcriptions show marriages in the
early 19C where the groom's father was named Aryeh PAIS.

I am curious as to the meaning (if any) of Pais.>>>

My answer is: The giving name Pais is a nickname that is derived >from the
name Faybush that also is a nickname to the Hebrew Biblical name Uri. It
is a long story to tell why it came to this name and if you look in the
JewishGen archive you find a lot of letters about the name Faybush ,Pais and
Uri. This nickname was very popular in Holland and it is also used as a
family name.

Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland

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