Origin of girl's name "Seiva" #romania #yiddish #names


Aline Petzold
 

Hello:
The name  "Seiva"(Scharf ) is listed on Ancestry.com as the mother of a family friend whose letter I found while researching family letters. The letter in question was written from Botosani, but the writer's relatives and my grandparents both lived Stefanesti Romania and immigrated to Montreal before WW2.  I am wondering if anyone has seen the name "Seiva" before, whether is is Yiddish, Romanian or Hebrew and also what the English equivalent of the name might be?  BTW: the writer's father is listed as "Moise" and I have found a newspaper reference to a "Morris" (Scharf) who lived in Montreal during that time.

Aline Petzold St. Paul MN

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