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
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Mel (Menachim) Werbach
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 wasDear 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
Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
Mel Werbach <mwerbach@...> wrote in message
According to a Ukrainian 1875 register, my great grandfather's name wasfirst name
have been? Mechel, Abraham, or ?? (His sons were Menachim Chaim andShulim
Chaim.)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?
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