Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuanian Names: Kinnuim #lithuania


Clifford L Karchmer <rabinowitz@...>
 

I have identified a number of possible family members >from records
accessible through the All-Lithuanian Database and other archival
sources. However, some names are not recognizable as my ancestors.
Recently someone explained to me the concept of kinnuim, where there were
Hebrew variants of a Biblical or Talmudic name, sometimes very different
from the root word.
Here are some kinnui that continue to trouble us. I would appreciate if
members of the Litvak SIG network could respond with information or
expert opinions:

Berko It appears to be kinnuim for Dov, but does it also include
Dovid/David?

Iosel Kinnuim for Joseph. Could that include the Anglicized name
Julius?

Ovsey Trying to put together a complete list of all kinnui for Ovsey.

Notko Appears to be kinnuim for Nathan. Other kinnui for Nathan are
Nisel
and Naphtali

Shaia Not sure of kinnui for this name.

Mamka Possibly kinnuim for Malka?

Thanks for whatever you can send or suggest.

Cliff Karchmer

Researching: RABINOWITZ, KARCHMER, MILNER, DAVIDSON, from
OSHMIANY, VISHNEVO, DZEVENISHKES, VILNA, LIDA, ALYTUS

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