Re: Confusion About Name on Headstone #names


I think Rachel was the Hebrew name and Jachetta or Yetta must be the given secular name that she went by.
It was and still is common that people would have a Hebrew name in addition to the name they went by. The names were often similar sounding but this is a good example of how there are no rules to naming and therefore one can't assume that the Hebrew name will correspond to the secular name given.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

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