Nedd help with a name #galicia


lilian schorr <lilianschorr@...>
 

Dear knowledgeable genners,

I have found my grandmother giving birth to a baby girl by the name of
Neche, in Szczerzec in 1889. My grandfather was Benzion Schor (now it is
the first time I find it written with one "r") and Beile Mischel who was
from Rozwadow.
I knew my father had an elder sister by the name of Selma. Can anyone
inform What name is Polish, what is Yiddish, and if Neche could be Selma?
If not I have found an aunt I never knew of.
Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation,

Lilian Schorr Landes
lilianschorr@elsitio.net


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <000d01c18f16$85bea1c0$bab1fea9@computer>,
lilian schorr <lilianschorr@elsitio.net> wrote:

I have found my grandmother giving birth to a baby girl by the name of
Neche, in Szczerzec in 1889. My grandfather was Benzion Schor (now it is
the first time I find it written with one "r") and Beile Mischel who was
from Rozwadow.
I knew my father had an elder sister by the name of Selma. Can anyone
inform What name is Polish, what is Yiddish, and if Neche could be Selma?
I don't know about Neche, but Selma is of Celtic origin and I
think it would be unlikely to be found in 19th century Poland.
Presumably she adopted this name when she came to America. AFAIK
there is no relation between this and Neche, but there doesn't have
to be - she might just have chosen the name because she liked it.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


lilian schorr <lilianschorr@...>
 

Dear knowledgeable genners,

I have found my grandmother giving birth to a baby girl by the name of
Neche, in
Szczerzec in 1889. My grandfather was Benzion Schor (now it is the first
time I find
it written with one "r") and Beile Mischel who was >from Rozwadow.
I knew my father had an elder sister by the name of Selma. Can anyone inform
What name is Polish, what is Yiddish, and if Neche could be Selma?
If not I have found an aunt I never knew of.
Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation,

Lilian Schorr Landes
lilianschorr@elsitio.net


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/27/2001 11:28:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
israel@math.ubc.ca writes:

<< I don't know about Neche, but Selma is of Celtic origin and I
think it would be unlikely to be found in 19th century Poland.
Presumably she adopted this name when she came to America. AFAIK
there is no relation between this and Neche, >>

==My dictionary says Selma is of Greek origin. It is a fairly common name
in Europe and found quite frequently among Jews. My guess is it often has
someething to do with Shlomit/Shulamit/Salame or masculine names like
Salomon or Zelig.

Neche is one of many names derived >from the Hebrew Nechama (consolation)
equivalent to the male Menachem (often rendered Mendel).

Parents give whatever names they want to their children; the latter can pick
up a new name wheneever they want to go to the trouble. Immigration is as
good a time as any. Names cannot be "translated."

Michael Bernet, New York