Re: Samuel for Simschon? #names


You must remember that there is absolutely no compulsion to 'match' the English name with the Hebrew one.  Theoretically one's Hebrew name could be, say, Yitzhak while his English name is Gordon.  That said, the vast majority did try to make their English name similar to their Hebrew one.  In my family history, there are 2 Sams named after the same person, whose Hebrew name - and theirs - is Shlomo (Solomon), not Shmuel (Samuel).
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania

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