Re: Hungarian / Jewish Given names #austria-czech

Madeleine Isenberg

It might depend on what the name is and even where they lived, or if
the name was really even a Hungarian name.

During the years I have been collecting BMD records and matching them
to the information I extracted >from tombstones in Slovakia, I have
seen certain naming patterns.

Recently, I shared with Peter Absolon, with whom I am working on the
Kosice cemetery in Slovakia, that a woman with a Yiddish name of Toybe
or Taube (depending on your pronunciation) was often Antonia in her
secular name, with a nickname of Toni(e).

Another curiosity that took me a long time to figure out, was why
women known as Josephine would have Yiddish name of Pesel or Perel or
nicknamed Pepi. The connection is strangely similar to Hispanics who
have a son named Jose who has a nickname of Pepe.

If a man had the name of Mor or Moritz, in most cases he was a Moshe.

These are just a few examples. So if you let me know the names you
are trying to match, I can check >from my records and past experience
and possibly give you some options.

Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA

parts of Galicia, Poland: Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno,
Lapuszna, Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby towns in
northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had
businesses in Moravska Ostrava).
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva,
Hungary; very briefly in Timisoara, Romania

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