Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general


Steven
 

Thank you for your reply. Number 2 is definitely a possibility for the instance from the early 19th century. For the one from the late 19th century, the Hebrew name on the headstone of the son is Meyer ben Meyer, so I’m assuming the father passed before the son was born.
 
Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general 
From: peter.cohen@...
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:24:11 EDT 

Two possibilities come to mind: 
1. The father died during the mother's pregnancy (I have also seen girl babies named after their mother who died in childbirth.)
2. Different middle names. You sometimes see revision lists with brothers with the same first name (such as Yosel Shlomo and Yosel Yitzchak). Not every document will list both first and middle name, which can lead to confusion.


 

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