JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Patronymics #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>

rlberliner@... (Rachelle Berliner) writes:
I am confused about this subject. In one part of Europe, my grandfather's
brother used the surname LIFSCHITZ. In Swislowitz, Volkyvysk, Grodno
Gubernia, my grandfather Shimshon used the surname LIEBERMAN.

The surname Lifschitz has many variations, but Lieberman is not one of them.
These are completely different names. Moreover, they are not patronymics.
It is possible that for one reason or another someone would switch >from one to
the other, but there is really no connection between them other than the
initial two letters.

Robert Israel israel@...

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada

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