JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is given name Eyzor/Ozer/Oyzer linked to Ezra? #general
Eyzor, Ozer, and Oyzer are all vernacular (non-Hebrew) versions of the
Hebrew name Ezra - more than just nicknames, but "linked" to the name
Ezra. In JewishGen's Given Name Database, the name Ezra does not
appear alone but as "Ezra demitkari Ozer". I recommend the section of
the Database entitled "Jewish Given Names, 1795-1925" which will be
able to explain the concept of linked names better than I can.
The double-name format would more likely have been Ezra-Eyzor than the
reverse, because the Hebrew name comes first in a double name.
The spelling differences are inconsequential, arising >from the fact
that the names were recorded not just in different languages but in
different alphabets >from the one used in English, plus of course
Hebrew does not have vowels as such.
From: Stephen Cohen <drstevecohen@...>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017
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