Minczeles (Mintseles) #galicia

Reuven Liebes <reuvel@...>

Who can explain?

My grandfather's name was Minczeles (Mintseles) but for unknown
reason he changed it to Liebes. I was told that in German the
meaning of "mintseles" was "small coins." I saw that "Mintseles"
was one of Jewish names in Galicia during Austrian times.

What was the origin of this name?

Reuven Liebes, Israel

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