Re: ABELES/AREND #austria-czech

Ron Herrmann <ron_herrmann@...>
 

Hello,

Some members of my ABELES family changed their last
name to ABEL.

However, AREND is a form of the Biblical name Aaron.

Check the following URL

http://www.ancestry.com/search/SurnamePage.aspx?html=b&ln=Abeles

The name ABELES may have originated >from Abraham.

Anyway, my guess is that AREND is after some Aaron in
your family...

Ron Herrmann, Bedminster, NJ, USA.
Researching: HERRMANN, LOEBL, ABELES, ROBITSCHEK,
MAHLER, REIN, STRANSKY >from Bohemia (Saaz/Zatec +
Prague area). REICHENBACH, ROGOWYKAMIEN, RAIZMAN from
Poland (Siedlce).

Subject: ABELES/AREND
From: HOLIJOLI@...
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 07:53:37 EDT
In researching the family of David ABELES and Eva
KUSSY of Bohemia
(Czechoslovakia) I have come across a number of
Abeles family members
who changed their surname to AREND, probably shortly
after WWII.
I understand that there are other (unrelated) Abeles
families whose
members have made the same change. It was probably
done to sound less Jewish.
Does anyone know why the name Arend was selected?

Susan Lubow

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