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Is Ojzer and Ejzer the same name as Uscher? #general

Norman H. Carp-Gordon <zerakodesh@...>
 

"Uscher" looks like a Yiddish dialectical variant of Osher, which might
account for "Ojzer." I don't know about "Ejzer," and in general I can't
place the digraph "jz." It's not in German, Polish, or Hungarian. Perhaps
it's a clumsy transliteration of a Yiddish phoneme, oyts or eits.

On Wed, 25 Oct 2000 02:44:23 EDT Grf100@... writes:

Hello, I found some records for Ojzer Bleich and Ejzer Bleich. My
great-grandfather was Uscher Bleich. Is Ojzer and Ejzer the same
name as Uscher?

Udi Cain
 

Hello, I found some records for Ojzer Bleich and Ejzer Bleich. My
great-grandfather was Uscher Bleich. Is Ojzer and Ejzer the same
name as Uscher?
Dear George.

Ozer / Ezer, derives >from the Hebrew meaning of Helper. Usher in English
is also a kind of helper, who helps people finding their way. But the name
is Asher, which means: Which; Who. Or Osher, which means: Happiness etc.

Regards. Udi Cain.

Alter & Dina Ophir <alterdina@...>
 

From: <Grf100@...>
Hello, I found some records for Ojzer Bleich and Ejzer Bleich. My
great-grandfather was Uscher Bleich. Is Ojzer and Ejzer the same
name as Uscher?
Dear George,
Ejzer {meaning help in Hebrew) and Ojzer are the same name, spelled
different. Usher is the hebrew Asher (meaning blessed or fortunate), but
with an Askenazi prononciation.
Alter Ophir

George
 

Hello, I found some records for Ojzer Bleich and Ejzer Bleich. My
great-grandfather was Uscher Bleich. Is Ojzer and Ejzer the same
name as Uscher?

George Frankel,
San Francisco

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Ojzer and Ejzer are not the same as Uscher which is Asher.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

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Subject: Is Ojzer and Ejzer the same name as Uscher?

Hello, I found some records for Ojzer Bleich and Ejzer Bleich. My
great-grandfather was Uscher Bleich. Is Ojzer and Ejzer the same
name as Uscher?

George Frankel,
San Francisco
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martyn@...
 

In my family for several generations there was always an OKER. I had an Uncle OKER, a great-uncle OKER and so on.  I have never found the name anywhere else and wonder whether there could be a connection with Uscher or Ojzer.  Any ideas are most welcome.

Martyn Woolf
London

Molly Staub
 

My father’s name was Usher Harast/Arost, becoming Oscar in the U.S. He had an uncle in Philadelphia also named Usher, and I have found several Jarast relatives in South America named Uscher. I have never found the spellings you posted. My father was from Dumbraveni, Soroki, Bessarabia. HOWEVER, I have recently discovered a large branch from Piotrkow, Poland with that name, spelled Jarost. I’m not an expert on Polish, but since your names include the letter J, perhaps that’s something you might pursue. Happy hunting,

 

 Molly Arost Staub   staubmolly@...

 

Paula Blank
 

My GGGF was Asher Salke Peterfreund. He had a son David Ozer. They are not the same name.
Ozer is equivalent to Ezra.
 
Paula Blank

btkerman@...
 

Ozer and Ezra are not the same name but you are correct that they derive from the same word meaning help and that they have no connection to the name Asher. The most well known use of the name Ozer that comes to mind was a Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski who died in Vilnius in 1940.