Re: h-sig: translation, please #hungary

Victor Feintuch <victor@...>

Maybe he was a sopher - a Hebrew scribe. The sofer writes Tefillin, Mezuzos
and Torahs.

-----Original Message-----
From: tom klein []
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 2:33 AM
To: Hungarian SIG
Cc: Faith Gardner
Subject: Re: h-sig: translation, please
Importance: Low

the closest i can guess is "suszter", which means "shoemaker" or "cobbler".


....... tom klein, toronto

"Faith Gardner" <> wrote:

fg>>> Yesterday in the 1869 Census, I found my great-grandmother's
fg>>> brother but was unable to make a copy and scan it in. His
fg>>> occupation is listed as what appears to be:
fg>>> "supher" There were no accent marks. Because the initial
fg>>> consonant was difficult to read, I have tried using others
fg>>> besides the "s", such as "f", but cannot find anything like it in
fg>>> my dictionary.
fg>>> I'm hoping that somebody can help me with a translation.

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