Re: Response to query: What would likely be the Jewish name for Samuel Black? #names

Elynn Boss

I have one great grandfather that took the first name of Sam - his Hebrew name was Sheftel.

I have another great grandfather that also took the name of Sam even though his older brother had taken that name also.  He was naturalized under Sam (as was his older brother), but later changed his name to Joshua which was close to his Yiddish name of Gesua.  His Polish name was Osvey. 

As Sally stated - Sam was very popular.
Elynn Boss
Frisco, Texas, United States
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