Re: Do you find the name Chaia/Chaja/Chaya instead of Chana, and vice versa, in English transliterated from Russian (cyrillic) hand written documents? #russia #names


Susan Watchman
 

Related question - I have seen a number of records for relatives from the late 1800s and early 1900s on JRI Poland that had Chaya or Chaim in front of the expected name.   A cousin very recently told me that people, particularly if they were Orthodox,  would put those names on records if the named person was in ill heath or for other reason to bring "life" and ward of bad luck.  Has any one else heard that?  

Susan Watchman
Phoenix, Az

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