Re: Is the first name Marx a shortened version of Mordecai #names
My 3rd-great-grandfather, who along with a childless brother, adopted the family name BÄR (BAER) in accordance with the 1809 law requiring Jews living in Baden to adopt permanent family names was named Marx Nathan. His Hebrew name was Mordechai ben Natan. Mordche was also recorded. Numerous descendants were named for him or named for people who were named for him. The earlier ones also used Marx. More recent ones, including those currently living, mostly used Max.
His grandfather, my 5th-great-grandfather, was also Marx, and I assume Mordechai.
Ralph N. Baer RalphNBaer@... Washington, DC