Re: Question about a matzeva: is Samuel mis-spelled or is a Yiddish alternative used? #names

Dick Plotz

Lots of Jewish men ended up being called "Sam" when they came to
America, whatever their original Hebrew or Yiddish name was. "Sam" was
an easy name for anyone to spell and pronounce and remember, so it was
convenient. This process has been called "Samification", It makes
genealogy harder to do.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 5:29 PM Malka <Malkachos@...> wrote:


The name on the headstone is Shim’on son of Eliyahu Ha’cohen.

Shim’on and Shmu’el (Samuel) are two different names.

Shalom, Malka Chosnek

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