Re: Yiddish Names-Kadshevitz Family From Anyksciai, Lithuania #names


David Shapiro
 

Keep in mind that Litvaks pronounced the Hebrew-Yiddish letter shin as 's'. For example, my grandfather's brother was named for his grandfather Yeshaia Shapiro (from Anyksciai) but he was called Saia (in English - Cy). Jenny is often an Americanization of the Yiddish 'Sheina' which for Litvaks becomes 'Seina' - not far from Sana.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem

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