The name Wochenkind - #poland


Carol Jean Weightman
 

Is Wochenkind a first name or does it indicate something else about the new born infant?

I am finding children listed / named as Wochenkind in 19th century Jewish records from Brody.

In modern Germany, Wochenkind seems to refer to a child up to the age of six weeks.

Was Wochenkind in 19th century Poland perhaps a child who had not yet been named?

Thank you for any help.

Carol Jean Weightman

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