Given Name Boruch #galicia


Lowell and/or Betty Nigoff <killshot@...>
 

My father in law, Ben Zuckerman, was born Boruch Tsukerman (or Zukerman),
on 27th of November 1900 (10th or 11th of December 1900, according to
Gregorian calendar) in Feodosia (a city in Crimea), in the family of Abram
and Leah Tsukerman (Zukerman) >from Ekaterinoslav (a city in Ukraine). This
found >from a copy of his official birth record.

My wife and brother in law had always thought his name was Benjamin.

Lowell Nigoff
Lexington, Kentucky USA
 
Researching,
ALTSHULER (Rogachev, Belarus) GORELICK (Rogachev, Belarus - Kiev, Ukraine)
KACHKA, KACZKA, KACZE (Stepan, [Wolyn Volhynia] Poland-Russia?)
NIGOFF, UNIGOFSKY, UNIEGOVSKII, CHERNIGOVSKY, TCHERNIGOVSKY (Vohlynia,
Ukraine)
MAISEL  (Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine)
ZUCKERMAN, TZUCKERMAN (Feodosia, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine)

To see my family tree go to
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/i/g/Lowell-Nigoff/index.html?Welcome=1065264103

Eden Joachim wrote:

Can anyone tell me if William was a name adopted by men born Boruch in
that part of the world, in the time frame involved?


Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Eden Joachim posted as follows:

"I have a death certificate for a William JOACHIM, died Brooklyn, New York
in 1910. Based on his age at death, 60 years, and his parents' names, I am
able to pinpoint him as a Boruch JACHIMOWITZ found in the Rzeszow, Poland
(Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire) births index on-line at JRI-Poland.

Can anyone tell me if William was a name adopted by men born Boruch in that
part of the world, in the time frame involved?"

The Hebrew name Boruch is one of those unique names for which emigrants
from most European countries chose to select English vernacular names
beginning only with the letter "B". So, it is unlikely (but possible) that upon immigrating to the US he chose the English name William based on his Hebrew name Boruch. Instead, Eden might consider that he also had another Hebrew and/or Yiddish name for which William was a natural choice in the US, or that this is an example of an exception to the above "rule" and that he chose the name in a non-statistical way.

Thus, it might be worthwhile for Eden to search the Given Names Data Bases
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames > in a "reverse"
sense. That is, start with her entry of the English name William in the
US, and search in the Eastern European country GNDBs where he might have
originated, for various Hebrew and Yiddish names which he might have had
there in addition to his known name Boruch.

This is admittedly a bit of a task, but it might lead to sparking someone's memory about a possible other name, or provide some other Hebrew/Yiddish names to watch for in archival documents.

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


Diana & David Laufer <laufer@...>
 

Professor G. L. Esterson posted as follows:

" The Hebrew name Boruch is one of those unique names for which emigrants
from most European countries chose to select English vernacular names
beginning only with the letter "B". So, it is unlikely (but possible) that upon immigrating to the US he chose the English name
William based on his Hebrew name Boruch."

May I point out that in some English speaking countries anyone with the formal name William is commonly called Bill


Regards

David Laufer
Sydney, Australia


Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I have a death certificate for a William JOACHIM, died Brooklyn, New York in
1910. Based on his age at death, 60 years, and his parents' names, I am
able to pinpoint him as a Boruch JACHIMOWITZ found in the Rzeszow, Poland
(Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire) births index on-line at JRI-Poland.

Can anyone tell me if William was a name adopted by men born Boruch in that
part of the world, in the time frame involved?

As always, I checked Professor Esterson's given names database and did not
locate the confirmation for which I am looking.

Many thanks to all,
Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York
esjoachim@optonline.net


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <000701c3a63f$a7ff9040$47465443@blueprint>,
Eden Joachim <esjoachim@optonline.net> wrote:

I have a death certificate for a William JOACHIM, died Brooklyn, New
York in 1910. Based on his age at death, 60 years, and his parents'
names, I am able to pinpoint him as a Boruch JACHIMOWITZ found in the
Rzeszow, Poland (Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire) births index on-line
at JRI-Poland.
Can anyone tell me if William was a name adopted by men born Boruch in
that part of the world, in the time frame involved?
It's quite possible. People who "Americanized" their names often
just took one that struck their fancy, without doing any etymological
analysis. They often tended to take a common name that had the same
initial sound, so here Boruch could become Bill, which then became
William.

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