Question about Jewish naming customs #general


Mel Werbach <mwerbach@...>
 

According to a Ukrainian 1875 register, my great grandfather's name was
Chaim-Mechel Abramovitch Verbukh.

Based on Jewish naming customs of the time, what would *his* father's first name
have been? Mechel, Abraham, or ?? (His sons were Menachim Chaim and Shulim
Chaim.)

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.


Mel (Menachim) Werbach


Researching
VERBUKH, HORENSTEIN, ORENSTEIN, KONFER, FRANKEL,
COMISAR, >from Volhynia and Podolia gubernias, Ukraine;
RUBINSKY, ISENBERG, LEVINOFSKY, >from Suwalki gubernia,
Poland; MISHURSKY >from Kovne gubernia, Lithuania


alter ophir <alterdina@...>
 

Mel Werbach wrote:

According to a Ukrainian 1875 register, my great grandfather's name was
Chaim-Mechel Abramovitch Verbukh.
Based on Jewish naming customs of the time, what would *his* father's first name
have been? Mechel, Abraham, or ?? (His sons were Menachim Chaim and Shulim
Chaim.)
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Mel (Menachim) Werbach
Dear Mel,
Chaim- Mechel Abramovitch Verbukh is in the Russian custom of a person being called
also by his paternal name, Chaim-Mechel (Michal) son of Abraham Verbukh.
The conclusion is obvious, his fathers name was Abraham

Alter Ophir


Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

Mel Werbach <mwerbach@...> wrote in message
news:199907191732.KAA08385@......
According to a Ukrainian 1875 register, my great grandfather's name was
Chaim-Mechel Abramovitch Verbukh.
Based on Jewish naming customs of the time, what would *his* father's
first name
have been? Mechel, Abraham, or ?? (His sons were Menachim Chaim and
Shulim
Chaim.)
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Mel (Menachim) Werbach
Chaim-Mechel father's name was Abram, hence all kids would use "Abramovicz"
(Abramovitch), the patronym as this a custom in Russian tradition. Ladies on
the other hand would add to their first names (or double names, as
approriate), patronym "Abramovna", as daughter of Abram.
Mechel - is this correct spelling? Shouldn't be a Mendel by any chance?

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta, Canada