Clarification on the given name: Tzala #general
Please help me decipher a given name within my family.
Our family has as one of its given names, "Tzala" that was passed
through the generations, it was my maternal grandfather's great
grandfather's name, and two of his male descendants.
The last relative to be named Tzala was born about 1901. All
relatives of this lineage in this genealogical record descend from
Eastern Galicia as far as I know.
I was told by an Israeli friend of mine that Tzala is a very unusual
name. She, of course, speaks fluent Hebrew and I have no reason to
I learned about Tzala because my genealogical records were passed
down orally through the generations. It was only until the mid-1990's
that my maternal grandfather's family tree was written down. No
thorough genealogical work was ever done on my ancestors before me,
and I began research about a year ago. That said any research I
subsequently did verified many other given names >from this lineage.
In other words, our oral history has proven thus far accurate.
Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation!
Researching the shtetl of Jezierna and surnames: CHARAP, TEICHOLZ,
HIRSCHORN, NAGELBERG, BARAD, EIDEL, STEINKRITZ, ROSENBLATT, YEAGER
I cannot give any clarification on the name Tzala but there is a Tzala
family in Israel who originate >from Vienna.
Sorry I am not in touch with them and cannot help to find out anything
further accept what I have written in the first paragraph.
arosen2@... (Andy) wrote:
Our family has as one of its given names, "Tzala" that was passedI was puzzled when I learned that my great-uncle Charlie's Hebrew name
was Betzalel, until the linkage was explained to me. In Lithuania, he
was called by the diminutive nickname "Tzali", and Charlie was how
Tzali was Anglicized.
So your ancestor Tzala may have also been named Betzalel in Hebrew.
David J Ellis