Re: Meanings of Polish Last Names #names #poland

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay


The YIVO Encyclopedia online has an excellent article on Jewish personal and family names in Eastern Europe:

JewishGen too has a number of info files on names:

The ANU Museum in Israel (formerly Beit Hatfutsot) has a long article about Jewish family names and a database into which you can enter names and see information  about them:

And of course there are Dr. Alexander Beider’s comprehensive books on names in various regions, which are not online but which you could perhaps find in a library or for sale.

The above sources should answer most if not all of your questions.

All the best, 

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.
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