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Can anyone tell me how long has the name Neta (נֶטַע) has been in use? #research

Tess
 

Hello,

I'd be very grateful for some help. I'm trying to discover how long the name given name "Neta" (נֶטַע, plant/seedling) has been in use, both for men and women.

In the course of my research on JewishGen, I've come across the name "Neta" being used several times, in records from the early 20th century and before, for both men and women.

Can anyone tell me if this name I've found in the records is the Hebrew name נֶטַע? Or is it a different name? The reason I ask is because I read once that the name "Neta" (נֶטַע) dated from the 1960s onwards.

I'd appreciate tremendously any help anyone can give me. Thank you so much for your time!

Best wishes,

Tess

tom
 

you can look it up in the jewishgen given names database.

fullmark1@...
 

I have no idea how long - but in my husband's family it was Nekha which became Netta in UK and Nita in South Africa for the granddaughters - origin 1870s Lithuania..  No male equivalents that I remember in my data entry files but that is not set in concrete.......

Margaret Fullarton

btkerman@...
 

Hi Tess,  
I'm not sure about the name pronounced Neta meaning seedling although it does sound like a more recent convention. 
There is a similar name Nota (נטע ) for ashkenazi men that often accompanies the name Nosson or Nathan. I think it is more of a nickname for נתן  and isn't really connected to planting despite the spelling.
The author of the kabbalistic work מגלה עמוקות  was Rabbi Nosson Nota Shapiro of Krakow born 1584, and the name was used even earlier than that. 
Hope this helps. 

Shabbat shalom,
Binyamin Kerman 

Vernon Kronenberg
 

There was a famous Jewish printing family in Poland (Bilgoraj) headed by Natan Neta Kronenberg. I am told that the two names often go together.
If you Google that name you'll get more information.

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vernon.kronenberg@...

vogelko@...
 

Google has a lot of information.

rv Kaplan
 

Isn't Natan Nota a man's name, and Neta a female name?

Harvey Kaplan

On Sat, 26 Oct 2019, 13:35 Vernon Kronenberg, <vernon.kronenberg@...> wrote:
There was a famous Jewish printing family in Poland (Bilgoraj) headed by Natan Neta Kronenberg. I am told that the two names often go together.
If you Google that name you'll get more information.

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vernon.kronenberg@...

Percy Mett
 

The name נטע Nuta has been in use for hundreds of years as a cognate to the male name נתן Nathan 


Perets Mett
London 

Tess
 

Thank you so much for all the help, everyone.