Re: Name Confusion (was: Top 10 Jewish Genealogy Myths) #names


Sarah L Meyer
 

Peter,
  People often had both Hebrew and secular names.  They could have been Hebrew and Yiddish (caiques) or Hebrew and English, etc.  Also in more recent times people may have chosen a secular name that had the same initial sound as the Hebrew.  I can definitely state that my father Fred's Hebrew name was Efraim.  
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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
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