Martin Davis (com)
Richard Friedman wrote: ....I came across two possible ancestors. I
would like to know if they are the same person. I could not find a match
using Jewishgen's name list. The first names are Shlioma and Shimel. Any
thoughts would be appreciated.
Well, theoretically they have origins as two different Hebrew male names:
Shlioma is a Yiddish variant of the Hebrew name Schlomo/Solomon and
Schimel is a diminutive of the Hebrew name Shimon/Simon. I write
"theoretically" because, as was often the custom, a Jewish person's
formal religious name and their secular name could be different and (to
add to the confusion) the secular name might change with fashion or
necessity. My approach on those cases is that until I can find supporting
documents, which conclusively link the two names together as one person,
I work with the material but treat it as potentially unreliable.
Researching: DAWIDOWICZ, WOLKOWICZ, MAYEROW, MOSZKOWICZ (Dzialoszyn,
Poland), ABRAMOWICZ (Debina, Poland), JAKUBOWICZ, KUSTRZYCKI, SLAMOWICZ,
RADOZYNSKI (Widawa and Lask, Poland), DAWIDOWICZ, GOLDRING, ELIASZ,
SKORUPA-HUBERMAN, PASALSKA (Szczercow, Poland), LEIFERMAN/LAFERMAN
(Kamenets-Podolsk - Ukraine), GOLDSCHMIDT, SHISTER (Balti - Moldova).