Kinnui names. #usa
Judy Landauer <plants@...>
I am looking for some advice on the given names of Jewish people.
Specifically, My husband's gggrandfather, Moses Landauer lists his
parents as "Hirum Landauer and Rebecca Jandorff". (Moses emigrated in
1854 >from Wurtemburg to the USA.) Could "Hirum" be the same name as
"Hayum", and Rebecca another name for "Baier"? I have read the
information on the Jewishgen site for kinnui names and came away with
more questions then answers.
I know that "Hayum" Landauer also went by "Heinrich", as any
paperwork I have found for him >from the Wurtemburg Emigration papers
lists both names whenever he and his wife, Baier Jandorff are found.
Any suggestions? (SEE BELOW)
Judy Landauer Richard & Judy Landauer Shelley Idaho Plants@srv.net
MODERATOR NOTE: My suggestion is that you post this to GerSig which you can
join in the same way (free of charge) that you joined the Early American SIG.
That group has a number of experts on these names. Also, if you can find it,
the book by Ben-Zion Kaganoff on Jewish Names is the bible in this field. MOD.
In a message dated 1/11/04 13:07:56, the list MODERATOR wrote:
<< Also, if you can find it, the book by Ben-Zion Kaganoff on Jewish Names is
the bible in this field. MOD.--- >>
A better book than Kaganoff, at least in my humble opinion is "Jewish
Personal Names" by Rabbi Shmuel Gorr.
Dan Nussbaum (CITY??? STATE???)
MODERATOR COMMENT: I have read the Kaganoff book, not the other. There are
several more comprehensive sources for information on Jewish names which can
be found by searching the SIG archives via:
Kaganoff's book is out of print but it is easy to read, entertaining and
provides a fine overview of its subject. John Lowens, acting moderator