Tsymety Pytel -- Jewish? #general
Mitchell Balish <rebeccabalish@...>
A while back I received a family tree >from a distant cousin of mine
who had researched our common ancestry. He apparently gleaned this
information >from Polish records, but I don't have a sense of the
extent to which he anglicized the spellings. I think it may have
been considerable, as among the surnames are "Milstein" and "Kalish."
In any event, according to this material, one of my ggg-grandmothers,
born in Poland in 1828, was named Tsymety Pytel. I may not be an
expert, but this doesn't strike me as a Jewish name (whatever that
means). Has anyone come across Pytel as a Jewish name? And does
anyone have any idea what Tsymety might really be? Thanks.
Gershon bi-Kroke <gershon_gp@...>
In any event, according to this material, one of my ggg-grandmothers,Pytel is not quite typical, and I would certainly respond that it's not
Jewish, but the first name Cymeta was typical (although rare) among
Jewish families in Poland.
Researching Gleich, Pillersdorf, Kletzel,
Eskreis, Janczer (Galicia), Simson (U.S.)