Is "Shmuel" (Hebrew name) likely to have a son called Samuel ? #names #ukraine #unitedkingdom


Lesley
 

My great-grandfather was known as Simon Zunvel NYMAN when he lived in the UK. I believe from the 1911 UK census that the surname was still NEIMAN when he and his wife and young daughter came from "Russia" in about 1901 (can't find them in the 1901 census and their next child was born in 1902 in London). The 1921 census lists my ggp with their children (now young adults) as Nyman. My great-grandfather's gravestone apparently says his Hebrew name was Shmuel Zunvel (son of Yosef). One of their children who was born in the UK was Samuel (I don't know his Hebrew name). Shmuel sounds like it should be the name of someone called Samuel rather than Simon. How likely is it that Shmuel would name his son Samuel? That doesn't follow normal naming conventions.

Despite knowing, from the 1921 census, the town name where Simon (b +/-1873), his wife Malka (b +/- 1878) and eldest daughter were born (1898) – Yampil, Ukraine (although I don't know which Yampil), I can't find anything about any of them using JewishGen. Where else should I look?

Many thanks.
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Lesley Bowman
originally from London
Researching mainly BOWMAN / BAUMAN; WEINSTEIN; JACOB; NYMAN / NEIMAN; MYRON / MIRON

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