JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Use of "Jr." by Jews #general


Joseph Hirschfield
 

My grandfather Zisheh came to America in 1900 at age 17 with his father
Jacob. His father returned to Galicia the same year. Almost immediately Zisheh
took the name Jacob even though his father lived until around 1917. Except
for his family, everyone called him "Jake." For official records, he was
"Joseph."

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSZFELD, HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Jaryczow Nowy, Glinyany- GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI- Brest-Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk-BELARUS

Meron Lavie asked: "What is the likelihood that a Jew (born and living for
his first 8 years of life in a shtetl), would call his son, born in NYC
by the same name?"

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