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


I come from an Ashkenazi family. My father, David, was named after an uncle by marriage who had died just before he was born. He also had an uncle who was still alive whose name was also David, who died in 1982. My youngest brother, who was born in 1984, is named after this second uncle. So although my father and brother have the same first name they are named for people who had died. It looks like my brother is named after my father, but he is not. This may be one of the reasons it looks like sons are named after fathers, if one doesn't know the history behind the naming.


Eva Schectman
Montpelier, VT (originally from Philadelphia, PA)

Researching SCHECTMAN in Fastov/Kiev, Ukraine, Fuchs in Starokonstantinov, Ukraine, Savar/Sawronsky/Sevrensky in Ostropol, Ukraine, Kanofsky/Kahonofsky in Ekaterinaslov, Ukraine. Krieger, Kohn, Reichman/Rajchman, Chajmkowitz in Lodz, Poland. Paster/stein in Kaunos, Lithuania, Rabinowitz in St. Petersburg, Russia or Kaunos, Lithuania.

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