Re: Question about a matzeva: is Samuel mis-spelled or is a Yiddish alternative used? #names
My great grandfather was indeed Shmuel and in English Samuel… his brother came here with the Hebrew name of Shlomo but when he ran into a potential problem, he changed his name completely to Samuel and a different last name…for researchers unfamiliar to the story would surely be confused as to why two brothers had the same first name and different last names if they were indeed full brothers…
Sharon F. Yampell
Voorhees, New Jersey
From: Shlomo Katz
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Question about a matzeva: is Samuel mis-spelled or is a Yiddish alternative used? #names
I had a great-uncle named Shimon (like the person whose tombstone is shown), who went by Sam.