Re: the English equivalent of Asnel or Zammel #names

Jill Whitehead

My great aunt was called Asne or Asnah. She was nicknamed Nessie. It is a Hebrew name, and  was passed down by the women in her (Litvak) family. it is quite common in Swedish Jewish families, whose ancestors came from the Suwalki Lomza gubernias, in NE Poland, on the border with Lithuania. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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