Polish Patronymic Question re: ELIOWICZ #general


spdenker@...
 

My maternal great-great-grandfather was Gerz ELIOWICZ LINEWSKI. What is the
Hebrew or Yiddish Jewish name embedded in the Patronymic ELIOWICZ?

Stephen Denker

Brookline, MA
Researching Bialystok


Shelley Mitchell
 

It is a common polish translation for "son of Eli". Many such polish surname
suffixes, like -ski, mean "son of."

Another mystery solved involved a given name. When I saw the name of a
Holocaust survivor named Izraela Terner, I though it was a girl. While I don't
recall the language, I was told it meant "son of Izrael." I knew of my great
uncle Izrael Terner; not the names of his children.

Names have very interesting meanings, especially in different cultures and
languages.

Shelley Mitchell