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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Name of "Broche" #ukraine
Allon Herman <allonh@...>
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Broche is the Yiddish pronunciation of the Hebrew name Bracha. The meaning of this
name is "a blessing". It is possible that your grandfather's sister in law was
called Broche Rivka and started using the anglicized form of her second name in
the new country. It may also be possible that the name Rebecca was chosen
arbitrarily, because it is a combination of both a jewish name and a name easily
pronounced in English.
Researching: Herman/German >from Zhytomir, Mozyr and Borodianka Ukraine
Lipetz/Lipecas >from Kovna Lithuania
Bloomberg >from Libau Latvia
Pollock >from Jacobstadt Latvia
Schrage >from Radekhov Galicia
Subject: Name of "Broche"