At 09:33 13/06/2020, jlevy2008@... wrote:
Hello everyone from the sweltering heat of Dubai,Are you certain that the reversed names apply to the same individual
and not to different generations in that family?
A string of two names was used before they invented family
names. XY was simply X, the son of Y
Jews also often named a newborn after a deceased grandparent. So XY
could be read as X son of Y. Mostly that was the name of a
grandfather - but not always, of course. That would be too
simple. Giving the child the same personal name as the father became
a "modern" copying of the gentiles.
In Germany Jews did not take on family names until 1812 -
1834. There are a couple of such databases at Jewishgen of name
adoptions which I created some years back for the 1812 and 183427
West Prussia and Posen provinces. At that time the Jews were granted
citizenship in those territories and one condition was that they
adopt family names as had been practiced by their non-Jewish host
territories for generations.