Re: Gemaliel/Gamaliel #unitedkingdom #names


My brother's second given Hebrew name is Gamaliel, civil name George.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 11/12/2020 6:20 AM, johnstonbm@... wrote:

Can anyone tell me about the Hebrew name Gemaliel/Gamaliel)? Is this name of German origin? What is their English equivalent? 

After much research, I believe that my three times great grandmother, Kitty (Catherine) VAN MILLINGEN (c1790-1835), wife of Joseph, was the daughter of David Coleman SOLOMONS (c1742-1809), son of Coleman SOLOMONS whose Hebrew name was Kalman son of Gemaliel or Gamaliel.

Hambro Synagogue burial register (Synagogue Scribes) shows that Kitty MILLINGEN, wife of Joseph, was the daughter of David (Hebrew: Mr Dov). Other civil records show her father's surname as SOLOMONS or SOLOMON.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Brian Johnston
Sydney, Australia

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