Name equivalent? #names


Steven Usdansky
 

Please don't be too hard on me. I'm well aware that there's no standard Americanization of a Hebrew/Yiddish name. However... in my father's family, the Americanizations seem to follow "convention." Moshe became Morris; Rifka became Rebecca, Chaim became Hyman, Hersh became Harry, Mordechai became Max, etc.... The Americanized name I'm looking to looking to conventionally convert back to Hebrew/Yiddish is Helen. By process of elimination, I don't believe the original was either Chane or Chaje, as Helen had living sisters by those names when she was born. For what it's worth, Chane became Anna, and Chaje became Ida.

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Steven Usdansky
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USDANSKY (Узданский): Turec, Kapyl, Klyetsk, Nyasvizh, Slutsk, Grosovo
SINIENSKI: Karelichy, Lyubcha, Navahrudak
NAMENWIRTH: Bobowa, Rzepiennik
SIGLER: "Minsk"

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