Polish or Yiddish variants of the name Willie #general


Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

There are many Hungarians named Willie whose Jewish name was completely
different.
Joseph M. Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Lancy [mailto:lspalter@netvision.net.il]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 10:32 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Polish or Yiddish variants of the name Willie

All the Willies (Williams) I know were originally "Wolf" (Ze'ev
in Hebrew)

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel


S. & J. Neuwirth <solaris@...>
 

My own middle name is William and Z'ev in hebrew
J. Neuwirth

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lancy" <lspalter@netvision.net.il>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 1:32 AM
Subject: Polish or Yiddish variants of the name Willie

All the Willies (Williams) I know were originally "Wolf" (Ze'ev
in Hebrew)

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel


MarlaJAP@...
 

As has often been mentioned, anything is possible in this world. My uncle
Billy's Yiddish name was Fievel!

Regards,

Marla Goldman
Mesa AZ

Researching:
GOLDMAN/CITRIN/KOPYT - Olyka, Volhynia, Ukraine/Philadelphia PA and Boston MA
USA
REINER - Germany or Russia?/Rosenhayn NJ/Philadelphia PA/Boston MA USA
BLEICHER/BLOCHER - Rumania/NYC NY/Philadelphia PA/Boston MA USA


Lancy
 

All the Willies (Williams) I know were originally "Wolf" (Ze'ev
in Hebrew)

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Searching: PRESSER & ZIMMERMAN - Galicia, Ukraine
SPALTER & GRUNHUT - Galicia, Poland
GUTMAN - Opatow, Poland
KANAREK - Sandomierz, Poland
GULIAK & RAVITZKY - Dubossary, Moldova

----- Original Message -----
From: Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@earthlink.net>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 7:11 PM
Subject: Polish or Yiddish variants of the name Willie

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A cousin of my late father was known by the name of Willie KYJAWSKI.
Because my paternal grandfather came >from Lodz, Poland II've always
assumed that Willie also came >from Lodz, however, I may be wrong. To
me, "Willie" sounds more German than Polish. (Certainly not Yiddish!)
It's possible, of course, that a branch of the Kyjawski family lived in
Germany, but this is mere conjecture.)

So far I've been unable to trace Willie or any of his descendants.My late
uncle in England once wrote that Willie and his wife Regina (another
German- or English-sounding name) visited my family (their English
relatives) prior to the 2nd world war. They were either en route for the
U.S. or Canada.

Could the name Willie be a variant (English or German) of "Zelik?"
JRI-Poland's online database for the Lodz Province shows several entries
for a Zelik KUJAWSKI (variant KUIAWSKI).I realize of course(before anyone
hastens to chastise me!) that immigrants were free to adopt any name they
wished after arriving in a host country; that their name choice coul be
completely arbitrary and bear no resemblance to their name at birth. (My
grandfather is a case in point.)

Any advice or suggestions will be welcome.Please respond privately unless
you think your comments might be of general interest.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, Ca
rnwoolf@earthlink.net
mailto:rnwoolf@earthlink.net