Re: Nafteli #hungary


tom klein <h-sig@...>
 

the name is >from the bible (gen. 30:7-8: "And Bilhah Rachel's handmaid conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son. And Rachel said: 'With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed.' And she called his name Naphtali.").

but it would help to know the time and place. most of my family had hungarian names that were quite different >from their hebrew names, probably starting at around the time of the emancipation. so the birth records might provide some clues. otherwise, there is no way to guess what name they might have used, except that it might have been something with a similar sound, like "nat" or "phil". but it could just as easily have been "abe" or "zoltan".


....... tom klein, toronto

Bobby Jacobs <bobj2361@acninc.net> wrote:

Nafteli is the first name of several members of my family. I assume this
is a German name, but I'm not sure. Any idea what the American name for
this would be?

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