Re: Samuel for Simschon? #names

Rachel Unkefer

I've seen many instances of Sam or Samuel and Simon being used interchangeably with Samson/Shimshon in the Bacharach families in Germany and the US. I know they are separate names with separate linguistic origins, but in practice I've seen it when the patriarch the people are named for was clearly Shimshon/Samson. 
Rachel Unkefer
Central Virginia, USA

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