The name Yom Tov #poland #lithuania


Jill Whitehead
 

My great grandmother Bertha (Hadassah) Plotnovsky Guttenberg and her sister Rebecca Plotnovsky Berkowitz born in Raczki in Suwalki Gubernia were the eldest and youngest children of Jacob Plotnovsky, with 20 years between them.Both came to Hull, UK in respectively the 1860s and 1880s. When each had a baby (both had 12 children) they gave their maiden names as either Plotnovsky (surname given by authorities in old country) or Jacobs (patronymic after their father).

However Rebecca's gravestone gives her father's name as Yom Tov and I note that others included this name apparently in honour of rabbis or others who were famous in the Jewish world. There seem to be several medieval scholars called Yom Tov in Spain, Portugal and France etc , and also in 17th century Bohemia and German states. And more appropriate to the geographical area and time,  I note a Yom Tov Lipman Lipkin (1846-1876) who was born in Kovno and was the son of Rabbi Yisroel Santer, father of the Musar movement.

Does anyone else have ancestors with the name Yom Tov? And where were they from and who were they named after? And did the name go hand in hand with Jacob?

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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