Jewish Given Names - Wohamja? #galicia


Robert Strumwasser <RobertStrumwasser@...>
 

I learned >from my Grandfather's Petition for Naturalization that
his given name was Wohamja and not Hyman as I'd been told.
...
Any thoughts would be appreciated.<<

Hi
I'm guessing that "Wohamja" is a mistyping or mis-hearing of the name
Nechemje/Nechemja. I've seen many. many Nechemje's take the name Hyman upon
arrival in America (or as a secular name for those who were born here with
the Hebrew name Nechemje). The best place to check your grandfather's
"correct" name would be his tombstone. It will very likely have his Hebrew
name written on it.

Good luck!
Robert Strumwasser
Sharon, MA, USA


HJB <hjb@...>
 

Many thanks to Peter and to the others who have all pointed me to
Nehemja as my Grandfather's given name. I do appreciate the
help.

Hazel Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada

----- Original Message -----

While I am sure it is not Wohamja, I am pretty sure this is
Nehemja, a
Jewish name once used in Poland. If you look closely into the
document you
will likely recognize the spelling, unless of course a clerk
misspelled it.

Peter


Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

While I am sure it is not Wohamja, I am pretty sure this is Nehemja, a
Jewish name once used in Poland. If you look closely into the document you
will likely recognize the spelling, unless of course a clerk misspelled it.

Peter

-----Original Message-----

I learned >from my Grandfather's Petition for Naturalization that
his given name was Wohamja and not Hyman as I'd been told.


HJB <hjb@...>
 

Hi All,

I learned >from my Grandfather's Petition for Naturalization that
his given name was Wohamja and not Hyman as I'd been told. I was
discussing this with a cousin who is an historian and he tells me
that if this name is correct it would be highly unusual as a
Jewish given name. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I
checked in the JewishGen Given Names database and the indication
I received is that Wohamja would be a female's name. That really
confused me.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Researching: HABER - Konyushki & Zurów, Galicia (now Zhurov,
Ukraine), NYC;
STARK - Bóbrka, Galicia (now Ukraine), NYC; BELY - Rzeszów,
Poland
SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatów & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo, Poland, NYC