Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: ELKONES #lithuania


Matthew Klionsky <klionsky@...>
 

Just a speculation about the ELCHONES name. I haven't done any
specific research and I have no specific knowledge about this name,
but it is at least phonetically very similar to the name Elkins/Elkin
or Elkind. These exist in my family with earliest known origin near
Minsk (Borisov and Zembin). My understanding is that names that end
with the suffix -kind or -kin (meaning 'children of') usually are
appended to the first name of a woman/mother. Examples: Sorkin = child
of Sorah; Rivkin = child of Rivkah. If this holds for your name
(i.e., that Elchones is just a variant of Elkins), it could mean child
of Elisheva (or of Elka, or of Elli, or of any other EL... name.

Matthew Klionsky


1. ELCHONES

2. Re: ELCHONES - surname source and translation, please


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Subject: ELCHONES

From: Herbert Lazerow <lazer@sandiego.edu>

Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:44:10 -0700

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Would be grateful to know the source and meaning of the
surname ELCHONES, sometimes written as ELCHANES.>

According to Alexander Beider's A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames

from the Russian Empire (Avotaynu 1993), the surname Elkhanan is
adopted >from various forms of a similar given name first found in 2

Samuel 23:24. He specifically lists ELKHONES as one of those derived

forms. Usually, Beider states an area where the name is particularly

prominent, but he does not do that with this name.


Bert

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Herbert Lazerow

Professor of Law, University of San Diego



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Subject: Re: ELCHONES - surname source and translation, please

From: G Sles <gsles@yahoo.com>

Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 21:23:57 +0000 (UTC)

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Greetings all,


Thank you for Shimon for pointing out that the names ELCHONES and

ELCHANES are based on the name Elkanah, husband of Biblical Hannah.


Here's info about him:

https://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/11970/oq/Elkanah/jewish/Elkanah-Father-of-Samuel.htm


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkanah


If anyone has additional insights, please respond to me privately.

Thank you.


Best,

Gay Slesinger

USA


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Subject: ELCHONES - surname source and translation, please

Would be grateful to know the source and meaning of the surname

ELCHONES, sometimes written as ELCHANES. My relatives, with ancestors

by that name. say they lived in Lithuania,and possibly Hungary and

Romania. Descendants are known to be in France, Canada and the US.

People with that surname are in the Lithuania database.

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