Jewish Given Names - Wohamja? #galicia


HJB <hjb@...>
 

Hi All,

I learned >from my Grandfather's Petition for Naturalization that
his given name was Wohamja and not Hyman as I'd been told. I was
discussing this with a cousin who is an historian and he tells me
that if this name is correct it would be highly unusual as a
Jewish given name. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I
checked in the JewishGen Given Names database and the indication
I received is that Wohamja would be a female's name. That really
confused me.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Researching: HABER - Konyushki & Zurów, Galicia (now Zhurov,
Ukraine), NYC;
STARK - Bóbrka, Galicia (now Ukraine), NYC; BELY - Rzeszów,
Poland
SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatów & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo, Poland, NYC

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