Re: the name Miriam/Magdalena #general
BEN NOACH <bnnch@...>
My Dutch founding father, originating >from Oestinghausen(Prussia) had at
the "naamsaanneming" in 1812-the Napoleon edict on the adoption of
a family name-a daughter named Maria.I have the certificate to prove
it.He was very much a religious Jew, and calling his than a year and a
half old daughter Maria, seemingly didn't bother him.In the kille
Maria was known as "Mietje".It all points to Miriam.
Needless to say that they(and me) are pure Ashkenazim.
As my teacher at a course on genealogy by the Diaspora Museum(Beth
Hatfutsoth-Tel Aviv) used to say:-
in genealogy everything is possible.
Shalom >from Israel,