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BONDI as a translation of YOM TOV (in Italy)? #general


MBernet@...
 

BONDI is a not entirely uncommon surname in Europe among Jews, both Sfardim
and Ashkenazim. In Romance languages it means "good day," and was used by
Jews who were named YomTov

I just read that one Sandro BONDI, is the national coordinator for the Forza
Italia Party headed by recently defeated Italian prime minister Silvio
Berlusconi. Is BONDI a known name among Italian gentiles?

I am descended >from a line of YomTovs. There are many traces of names
similar to my family name, BERNET, that are associated with YomTovs in the Middle
Ages, in Provence, Spain and Italy and whenever there is a prompt, like this,
my quixotic heart muscle twinges a little.

Information on Italian Jewish Bondis, anyone?.

Michael Bernet, New York


Nardo Bonomi
 

BONDI is a Jewish surname.

In the past centuries this surname, very frequent among the Sfardim, was
written BONDI (with the accent on the last letter).
With this spelling Bon-dì is a verbatim translation of Yom Tov.
I don't think Sandro Bondi knows or care about this origin of his surname.

Nardo Bonomi
Greve - Firenze - Italy
email nbonomi@...
Researching on:
GROBMAN Ukraine
BRAVERMAN Ukraine
LUFT Galizia

BONDI is a not entirely uncommon surname in Europe among Jews, both Sfardim
and Ashkenazim. In Romance languages it means "good day," and was used by
Jews who were named YomTov

I just read that one Sandro BONDI, is the national coordinator for the Forza
Italia Party headed by recently defeated Italian prime minister Silvio
Berlusconi. Is BONDI a known name among Italian gentiles?

I am descended >from a line of YomTovs. There are many traces of names
similar to my family name, BERNET, that are associated with YomTovs in the
Middle Ages, in Provence, Spain and Italy and whenever there is a prompt, like
this, my quixotic heart muscle twinges a little.

Information on Italian Jewish Bondis, anyone?.

Michael Bernet, New York


Stan Klaff <stanklaff@...>
 

Bondi is not uncommon - a search of the White Pages in Italy reveal at least
at 50

Also Bondi Beach in Australia


BONDI is a not entirely uncommon surname in Europe among Jews, both Sfardim
and Ashkenazim. In Romance languages it means "good day," and was used by
Jews who were named YomTov

I just read that one Sandro BONDI, is the national coordinator for the
Forza Italia Party headed by recently defeated Italian prime minister Silvio
Berlusconi. Is BONDI a known name among Italian gentiles?

I am descended >from a line of YomTovs. There are many traces of names
similar to my family name, BERNET, that are associated with YomTovs in the
Middle Ages, in Provence, Spain and Italy and whenever there is a prompt, like
this, my quixotic heart muscle twinges a little.

Information on Italian Jewish Bondis, anyone?.

Michael Bernet, New York >>>


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Michael Bernet asks: <Information on Italian Jewish Bondis, anyone?>

How about:

1. Rabbi Abraham de BONDI of Ferrara in the 1570s
2. The BONDI family of Livorno; Adam and his sons Jacob and Azariah BONDI in
the mid-1700s
3. There was still a BONDI family in Ferrara in the 19th century - physician
BONDI-ZAMORAIN who attended the Sanhedrin in Paris, and composed an ode in
Hebrew and Latin for the opening of the council's first session

I confess I found these in a scan of the Jewish Encyclopedia. I know nothing
more about them, but they could well be the forefathers of the Christian BONDI
in Italy today.

Also there was quite an influx of Austro-Hungarians >from the Habsburg Empire
into various areas of current-day Italy in the 1800s until WW1 [including
Venice, Trieste, Milan etc] and some BONDI of Bohemian origin may have entered
Italy by that route.

Tragically, jumping to the 1940s there are three Italian BONDI holocaust victims
listed on Yad vashem:

Margherita MILANO nee BONDI born in Rome in 1900 & married to Raffael BONDI
[he hopefully survived?]

Virginia PIPERNO BONDI born in Tolfa in 1910 to Umberto and Anna.

Pace BONDI born in Rome in 1892 to Leona and Stella.

I am also checking out on other BONDI of possible Italian origin I knew and met
again recently. They lived in Egypt and I believe had come >from one of the
Aegean Islands.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

We recently had a short posting about August BONDI, the famous Jewish
abolitionist. The posting >from Linda Shefler on April 3rd 2006, highlighted
August's birth in Vienna on July 21 1831 [see footnote].

This is a convenient time to marry up Linda's posting with Michael Bernet's
query on Italian BONDI families.

Although August was indeed born in Vienna, his father and most probably his
mother too, came >from Prague, the home of many famous BONDI families. His father
must have been a Tolerierte Jude in Vienna, as Jews were not allowed to reside
in the city before 1848 or thereabouts. August's parents were Naftali-Hertz BONDI
[cotton goods manufacturer] and Marta FRANKL-BONDI. The fact his father was >from
Prague is noted on the birth register in Vienna.

Here you can read far more about BONDI:

http://www.jewishcurrents.org/2004-mar-stillman.htm

BONDI wrote an autobiography in 1903 and this is what he says about the origins
of his family name:

According to family tradition, an ancestor, Yom-tov LANDSHRAYBER who lived in
Prague in the 16th century, made a trip to Italy, where he changed his name to
BONDI, the Italian translation of his Hebrew name Yom-tov — both names meaning
"good day."

Please note, the family name JONTOFF still exists today and is most probably a
corruption of YOM TOV; they never changed to BONDI! See this grave in Vienna:

Jontoff-Hutter Auguste aged 72 died 4.02.1930
Zentralfriedhof Gate 4 Group 11 Row 5 Grave 6

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote:
Posting called "Article About BONDI Born Vienna, Austria 1833"

The Wichita Eagle has an interesting article about BONDI; a Jewish freedom
fighter and abolitionist who fought alongside John Brown during Kansas'
territorial years. For those who are researching the BONDI family [who emigrated
from Vienna to the US about 1848], and those who are just plain interested, here
is the link:

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/state/14248731.htm