Re: What does given name "Lerle" translate to? #general
Mason Lilly <mlilly@...>
We need to be careful about how we use the word "translate." Most Yiddishtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
and Hebrew names were not translated to "American" names by our ancestors.
They were simply Anglicized -- or better, Americanized. The popular
"Moishe" or "Maishe" rarely get truely translated into Moses, but more
frequently ended up as Morris or Maurice or any of a number of names,
usually beginning with the letter "M." I'm not familiar with the name
Lerle, but I suspect it was an "old world" given name, and there's a good
chance that it ended up as Louis, especially if the rest of the family
seems to match up in the immigration records.
On 11 Nov 1998 04:01:40 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ronald D. Doctor) wrote:
|I have run across an entry in one of Glazier's books for a man named Lerle
|DUBINSKI. Almost all the details in the entry for Lerle and his family
|match those of my great-grandfather and his family. However, my ggf was
|known as Louis. Does "Lerle" translate to "Louis"? If not, what would it