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Jewish woman descended from a Polish queen? #poland


RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
 

I just came across the record of a married woman whose given name
was originally Jadwiga. Was amazed to discover that Jadwiga was a
14th century Polish monarch!

Her name was Ita/Jadwiga FRUMER (with an umlaut over the "U").
(I'm assuming that FRUMER is a variant of FRYMER, her husband's
surname, even though it sounds Germanic.) Ita's parents were
Moszek Zysel (unmistakably Jewish!) and Estera DOBROCZYCKICH/POZANSKA.
Estera is always (or at least usually) considered Jewish - but what
about those two last names - would they be considered "Jewish?"

I'm wondering whether Ita's mother was of mixed parentage. Otherwise
why would a (supposedly Jewish woman be named after a Polish (Christian)
queen?

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, California
ruthnw@comcast.net

Researching (partial list):

DROZDIASZ: Karczew, Otwock, Poland
SZAFIRSTAJN/SAFIRSTEIN: Karczew, Otwock, Poland
KRAWIECKI, Lodz,, Poland
KUJAWSKI: Lodz, Kalisz, Poland
MICHALASZ, ?, Poland
ISAACS: Mlawa, Poland (original Polish surname unknown)


Nicole Heymans <Nicole.Heymans@...>
 

"Where and when" would help in interpreting the choice of given
name. Jadwiga is simply the Polish equivalent of the German given
name Hedwig, which was quite fashionable as >from the late 19th
century, also among Jews. I wouldn't jump to conclusions regarding
mixed parentage.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium


At 08:04 30/03/2015, Naidia Woolf wrote:
Subject: Jewish woman descended >from a Polish queen?

I just came across the record of a married woman whose given name
was originally Jadwiga. Was amazed to discover that Jadwiga was a
14th century Polish monarch!
.
.
.
I'm wondering whether Ita's mother was of mixed parentage. Otherwise
why would a (supposedly Jewish woman be named after a Polish (Christian)
queen?

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, California
ruthnw@comcast.net