On a page for the 1816 Revizskaya Skazke (Revision list - census) of Russia
(and the town Slutsk in particular), I have come across a given name in
Russian characters which transliterates as "Yel'le" or "El'le" (the apostrophe
is for the hard stop letter). The name occurs numerous times in the census.
I've searched JewishGen's Given Names Data Bases, but have come up empty. I
also looked in Alexander Beider's "A dictionary of Jewish surnames >from the
Russian Empire." He doesn't list it either, but based on some of his variants,
I surmise that the name could be a diminutive of Eliyahu, or just Eli. (In the
Pinkas of Slutsk, I see the name "Eli" occurs numerous times).
Can anyone corroborate my hypothesis?
Bob Kosovsky, New York City (kos@...) seeking *any and all* permutations of:
KOSOFSKI/Y, KOSOVSKI/Y, KOSOWSKI/Y, KOSSOFSKI/Y, KOSSOVSKI/Y, KOSSOWSKI/Y,
KASOFSKI/Y, KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KASSOFSKI/Y, KASSOVSKI/Y, KASSOWSKI/Y,
CASOFSKI/Y, CASOVSKI/Y, CASOWSKI, CASSOFSKI/Y, CASSOVSKI/Y, CASSOWSKI/Y,
KOSSOVE, KOSOW, etc. etc.