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

Marilyn Robinson

"CHARNEY"/"CHERNY" is a last name that translates from Russian as "Black":Чарни.
Samuel (in Russian given name; it's also a surname): Samuil, Samuel, 
Samoil (in Polish)
Therefore, Russian would be: Samuil Charney/Cherny. 
Samuel/Samuil means God heard ( Sh'ma Elohim, in Hebrew or "name of God", Shem Ha Elohim, in Hebrew)
Marilyn Robinson

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