Chlavna #general


BREST FAMILY <angi@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

In my researching of LAPIDUS families, I have very often found the name
Chlavna, Chlavina and Chlawne listed as a First name. In my own Branch I
have about five CHLAVNA'S and in many other unrelated (so far) LAPIDUS
branches there are also many Chlavna's. Has anyone ever heard of this
First Name before and if so, can they tell me where it originates from.

Best wishes,

---
ANNE LAPEDUS BREST. Sandton South Africa.
RESEARCHING: LAPEDUS/LAPIDUS (all spellings) Lithuania, Latvia, Poland.
BREST - Bauska, Latvia.


Judith27
 

Dear All,

ANNE LAPEDUS BREST<angi@...> recently asked:

<< In my Lapidus/Lapedus research I have often found LAPIDUS'
with the first name of Chlavna, Chlavina and Chlawne. This is in
my own particular Branch of Lapedus ' as well as the many other
Lapidus families I am researching. I am wondering if anyone has
ever heard of this name before, and if so, where it originates
from.>>

While I couldn't find a mention of this name, Chlavna, in
either the Gorr or Kolatch books on Jewish names, I did find a
reference to it just now in Beider's *A DICTIONARY OF JEWISH
SURNAMES >from THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE*,
published by Avotaynu. It states that the surname Khlavno comes >from the given name Khlavno (Khlavne in Yiddish), and that the name comes >from the Czech "main" or "chief."

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <Judith27@...>
Long Beach, NY


Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Anne Lapedus Brest <angi@...> wrote:

In my researching of LAPIDUS families, I have very often found
the name Chlavna, Chlavina and Chlawne listed as a First name.
In my own Branch I have about five CHLAVNA'S and in many other
unrelated (so far) LAPIDUS branches there are also many Chlavna's.
Has anyone ever heard of this First Name before and if so, can
they tell me where it originates from.
This is a rather rare male given name, of Czech origin,
which was used by Jews in Poland. Spelled "Chlawno" or
"Chlawna" in Polish. In the extract work that I've done
for dozens of Polish towns, I've seen this given name only
in the town of Lozdzieje (formerly Suwalk gubernia of the
Kingdom of Poland; today Lazdijai, Lithuania).

The name derives >from the Czech word for "chief".
See Weinreich's "History of the Yiddish Language".
(U. of Chicago Press, 1980), page 545.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@...>


Judith27
 

Dear All,

ANNE LAPEDUS BREST<angi@...> recently asked ( 8/16/98 11:47 PM) :


<< In my researching of LAPIDUS families, I have very often found the name
Chlavna, Chlavina and Chlawne listed as a First name. In my own Branch I
have about five CHLAVNA'S and in many other unrelated (so far) LAPIDUS
branches there are also many Chlavna's. Has anyone ever heard of this
First Name before and if so, can they tell me where it originates from.>>

While I couldn't find a mention of this name, Chlavna, in either the
Gorr or Kolatch books on Jewish names, I did find a reference to it just now in
Beider's *A DICTIONARY OF JEWISH SURNAMES >from THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE*, published
by Avotaynu. It seems that the surname Khlavno comes >from the given name
Khlavno (Khlavne in Yiddish), and that the name comes >from the Czech "main" or
"chief."

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <Judith27@...>
Long Beach, NY


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-08-16 23:49:06 EDT, angi@... writes:

<< I have very often found the name
Chlavna, Chlavina and Chlawne listed as a First name. In my own Branch I
have about five CHLAVNA'S and in many other unrelated (so far) LAPIDUS
branches there are also many Chlavna's. >>

Chelbona appears in the Torah; I can't recll where. It is also the name of a
spice used in preparing incense for the Holy Temple (Pitu Hak'toret). Chalban
is a dealer in milk (As Tuviah in Fiddler). Is it possible that the family
was engaged in the milk trade, the Chlavnas were their daughters, wives, or
independent milk dealers? Or the name of a shtetl (check stetlfinder)? Or a
Polish etc. name?


Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

Bernet: >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Hirschaid, (Bavaria)
Königshöfer: >from Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
Altmann: >from Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan (Posen), Beuthen
(Bytom)--Upper Silesia/Poland
Wolf(f): >from Furth, Nurnberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt (S Germany),
Rotterdam

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