name changes #austria-czech


Peter Zimmer <Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...>
 

Hi list,

in a marriage certificate >from Prague in 1793 Elias Pohl married SARA FILIP
KATZ >from JENICHOF.

Beystand (witnesses) at this wedding were Wolf Ties and NATHAN JENICHOF.

In the Familiant for Elias Pohl his wife is given as SARA LIPPMANN PHILIP.

In the 1794 Jewish Census Elias Pohl and his wife live in house number 157.
In the house there is also a NATHAN PHILIP, as well as two other people from
JENIKAU.

I have seen the names change >from LIPPMANN to PHILIP. BUT not the leaving
out of a family name like in this case KATZ.

What might be the reason for these different names?

Regards

Peter Zimmer
Muenster, Germany


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 2/12/2007 2:21:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Zimmer-Luedinghausen@... writes:

<<in a marriage certificate >from Prague in 1793 Elias Pohl married SARA FILIP
KATZ >from JENICHOF. Beystand (witnesses) at this wedding were Wolf Ties and
NATHAN JENICHOF.

<< In the Familiant for Elias Pohl his wife is given as SARA LIPPMANN PHILIP.
In the 1794 Jewish Census Elias Pohl and his wife live in house number 157.
In the house there is also a NATHAN PHILIP, as well as two other people from
JENIKAU.

<< I have seen the names change >from LIPPMANN to PHILIP. BUT not the
leaving
out of a family name like in this case KATZ. What might be the reason for
these
different names? >>

==Let me try. For starters, this was a time when fixed surnames were being
introduced. The system would still have been in some flux.

==Sara Filip is named according to the older style, first her personal name,
followed
by the father's personal name, Filip/Philip was apparently a Kohen, so on
the
marriage certificate (do you mean the Hebrew-Aramaic contract known as a
Ketuba?)
that would be indicated. It could have been noted in the customary form,
haKohen;
Katz is an acronym name for Kohen.

==Nathan is known as Nathan Jenichov because Nathan is >from out of town,
Nathan of
Jenichov.

==Lippmann (alternate forms are Liebman, Lieberman, Lippe) is a kinnuy for
Eli'ezer
and for Elazar (and a few other names). I assume Elias was short for either
Eli'ezer or
for Elazar. A married woman under the old system, used her name followed by
her
husband's, so the Lippmann would be appropriate here. For one reason or
another,
she added also her father's name. Be thankful she didn't add JENICHOF for
good measure,

Michael Bernet, New York
_www.mem-Ber.net_ (http://www.mem-Ber.net)