JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ashkenazic naming pattern question #general

Harold Lewin

The omission of the bar or bat of the patronymic and the adoption of the
father's given name as the civil family name of the son or daughter was common
practise among German Jews. I have seen many Jewish BMD records of persons
originating >from Germany in London synagogue registers that follow this custom,
particularly those >from late 18th and early to mid 19th century.

Harold Lewin - Jerusalem

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