Re: names in old country: #names, #lithuania #belarus #latvia

Simon Zelman

There is no set rule for name "translations" from Yiddish to English, but in my research I've typically found that Louis is Leyb, William is Velvel (diminutive of Vulf), and Celia is Tsilya. But again, there's absolutely no guarantee that those are the names your Jacobsons went by. 

Simon Zelman,
San Francisco, CA

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