Given name Sussmann or Susmann #germany


Alan Ehrlich
 

Hi,

Are there any equivalent names that tend to be associated with the given
name (first name) Sussmann or Susmann?

By way of explanation for my question, other examples of alternative given
names include:

Koppel/Kappel for Jacob
Wolf(f) for Benjamin
Heinemann for Chaim
Meyer for Moses

Aside >from Yiddish or regional spelling / transliteration variations... Is
there any such equivalent name for Sus(s)mann?
Thanks. Friendly regards,

Alan Ehrlich, Geneva, Switzerland alan.ehrlich@...


Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

Alan,
The name combinations you list are called kinuim (singular kinui) and
this term has a legal meaning in halacha.

Searching the Given names database for Germany for the name Sussman at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames

Results in:

Legal/Hebrew: Meshulam Zisman\Zusman Gender: M Legal Origin: Kings
II 22:3

So Sussman is a kinui for Meshulam.

Suss is German for sweet so Sussman = Sweet man. There are other
related names like Seussel and Seusslein. And our favorite Dr. Seuss.

Anyway, searching for kinui should give you more info.

Brian Stern, Lexington, KY brians99@...