"Ach" #general


Elaine Solas <eb.solas@...>
 

The word "Ach," appears on the death certificate following the deceased, Ike Israel,
father's name, as "Mordehai I. Ach," Can anyone explain the word Ach?
Thanks, Elaine Solas


P. S. Wyant
 

Elaine,

"Ach" is a Jewish surname, albeit a not-very-common one. Menk, "A Dictionary of
German-Jewish Surnames" (Avotaynu, 2005) gives it as mainly found in Bavaria, >from
"Ach" (Upper German for "little river"). He places it in 1715 in Mackenheim,
Bas-Rhin, France, and in 1830 at Rust, Baden, W├╝erttenburg.

Regards,

Peter Wyant
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Elaine Solas wrote:

The word "Ach," appears on the death certificate following the deceased, Ike Israel,
father's name, as "Mordehai I. Ach," Can anyone explain the word Ach?


tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

It would be helpful to specify the language, as well as the time and place where
this was written.

....... tom klein, toronto

"Elaine Solas" <eb.solas@...> wrote:
The word "Ach," appears on the death certificate following the deceased, Ike Israel,
father's name, as "Mordehai I. Ach," Can anyone explain the word Ach