Cypra/Tzipa = Tsipporah BUT Beware Of Cypa #general


Lancy
 

Cypra and Tzipa stand indeed for the biblical name Tsipporah (Moses' wife).

However, CYPA is the Cyrillic writing of the name SURA. I have found that
some transliterators of Russian records >from Poland left the name Cypa as
originally written in Cyrillic and that's the way it appears in indices. In
other words, if you come across the given name Cypa, you'd better check if
the person is a Tsipporah or a Sarah.

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel


Alexander Sharon
 

Lancy Spalter wrote
Cypra and Tzipa stand indeed for the biblical name Tsipporah (Moses'
wife). However, CYPA is the Cyrillic writing of the name SURA.
I have found that some transliterators of Russian records >from Poland
left the name Cypa as originally written in Cyrillic and that's the way
it appears in indices. In other words, if you come across the given name
Cypa, you'd better check if the person is a Tsipporah or a Sarah.

A very interesting observation made by Lancy Spalter about a mistake made
during transliteration but statistically this is not a likely event.
The review of the first female names in Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
database that are related to Cypra-Cypa-Shifra reveals the following:

Sura - is listed 143,351 times
Cypa - 5,894
Cype- 107
Cypra - 4,445
Cypora- 599
Tsipora - 1
Tzipora - 4 (all in town Bodzentyn)
Tsypra - 1
Tzypra - 5 (all in town Bodzanow)

and

Szyfra -10,242
Szifra - 1,553
Shifra -66

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab