Re: Given Name Jacques (derived from Jacob) and Key Austro-Hungarian Dates for Jewish Integration Including Germanization of Jewish Surnames and Given Names for Slovakian Jews #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer

Hi, James,

Keep in mind also that borders in Europe were flexible. For example,
at least part of Bavaria was under control of the French around the
time that your Jacques was born. My husband's great-great-grandmother
born in 1819 in Fuerth was Jeanette Loewenstein, and two of her
daughters, Babette and Marie Anna, also had French names. French names
may also have been fashionable in areas where the French weren't in
control. Peace Christine

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park,

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