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The name ALKUNEH #general


BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

Last night I came in on the end of a yiddish movie being shown on my local
PBS station. When the credits were run at the end one of the actors was
listed as ALKUNEH. There is no way to tell whether that was the first or
last name. Has anyone ever come across this name? I would love to find
out if this is a given or surname and its origin.
Thank you and a Happy Chanukah
Barbara Meyers
searching:Alk,Kaflowitz >from Bialystok


m rogow <mrogow@...>
 

In M. Vashavski's familiar poem about "yikhes", he says (in Yiddish) at
the first line of the second stanza "here comes uncle Alkuneh." I don't as
yet know the derivation of the name, but I can make proper inquiries and
will certainly let you know.

Mel Rogow
Los Angeles


At 07:55 PM 12/22/00 +0000, you
wrote:
Last night I came in on the end of a yiddish movie being shown on my local
PBS station. When the credits were run at the end one of the actors was
listed as ALKUNEH. There is no way to tell whether that was the first or
last name. Has anyone ever come across this name? I would love to find
out if this is a given or surname and its origin.
Thank you and a Happy Chanukah
Barbara Meyers
searching:Alk,Kaflowitz >from Bialystok


Simon Barak
 

BABYCAT3 wrote:

Last night I came in on the end of a yiddish movie.....one of the actors
was listed as ALKUNEH.
ALKUNEH is the Ashkenazi pronountiation of the Biblical name ELKANAH. There
were at least 4 of them in the Bible:
1 The Husband of Hannah and father of Samuel.
2 The Head of a Levitical family.
3 An Officer of Ahaz’s household.
4 The doorkeeper of the Ark of the Covenant.

Happy Hannuka
Shimon Barak


Paul Silverstone
 

This was my uncle (Kenneth)'s Hebrew name. I don't know where it came
from or why he had that name. He was born in 1900 in Canada and the
family came >from Volhynia Gubernia.
Paul Silverstone

BABYCAT3 wrote:

Last night I came in on the endof a yiddish movie being shown on my local
PBS station. When the credits were run at the end one of the actors was
listed as ALKUNEH. There is no way to tell whether that was the first or
last name. Has anyone ever come across this name? I would love to find
out if this is a given or surname and its origin.
Thank you and a Happy Chanukah
Barbara Meyers
searching:Alk,Kaflowitz >from Bialystok
Paul Silverstone
New York

reply to: paulh@...


Lancy
 

Last night I came in on the end of a yiddish movie being shown on my local
PBS station. When the credits were run at the end one of the actors was
listed as ALKUNEH. There is no way to tell whether that was the first or
last name. Has anyone ever come across this name? I would love to find
out if this is a given or surname and its origin.
ALKUNEH comes >from the Hebrew name ELKANAH, who was the father of
Samuel the Prophet.

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

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