* the name Alexander among Jews #hungary


Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Karl,

Thanks for your kind input. I know that the name was used by Jews, but my comment refers to the *frequency* of its usage. If you examine Jewish vital records anywhere it becomes very clear that the Moseses, Abrahams, Isaacs, Solomons and Sauls are *very common* given names whereas Alexander is seldom found. This is certainly more so back in the 18th century. Now add to that that my ancestors dwelled in a small shtetl. How many Jews called Alexander (not Sender, but Alexander!) would one find there back in 1771? I found one, almost 100% sure, my ancestor. On my family tree we have over 20 Alexanders (and Sandors), as a homage to this gentlemen. I know this >from very secure sources. Don't you think this is quite unique and, in the case of my family, a very important clue to pursue? :-)

Friendly regards
Tom

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