JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NAFTALI and HERTZ #general


Joseph Hirschfield
 

Solomon,

The two are the same name. Herz is Yiddish and German for "deer".
Naphtali was a son of biblical Jacob. The tribal symbol for Naphtali is a deer
because Jacob described him as "a hind let loose," a swift-footed animal. See
Genesis 49:21.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI

HERZFELD, HIRSCHFELD, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Glinyany, Jaryczow Nowy-Galicia
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI-Brest-Litovsk, Wysoko-Litovsk-Belarus

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