Romanian names - Please help! #romania


Jean Balcombe <jean@...>
 

A sister of my husband's grandfather was born in Chisinau in 1882 with the
name Shayndel Kisilevich. This was spelled Shandlya on her marriage
certificate, when she married Nissan Diksztein (also known as Dikzen). In
America after 1905, she was known as Jennie Dickson.

Jean Balcombe

London





Subject: Romanian names - Please help!

From: lsaionz@comcast.net

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 19:26:59 +0000

X-Message-Number: 3

My grandmother immigrated to the US in 1907 after a pogram, I believe from
Piatra-Neamt or a nearby village. Her name in English was "Jennie"
(SUFFRIN), which in Yiddush would have been something like Shaindel, but I
never knew her

to use any name but Jennie. Can anyone tell me what the equivalent first
name

might have been in Rumanian? Is there any common first name in Romanian that
sounds like "Jennie"? Is something like "Janek" a possibility? Or is that a
boy's name?

I would appreciate any suggestions as I have been unable to find any
immigration records for her so far and I have no idea what other names to
look for.

Many thanks to all,

Lynne

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Irving Schoenberg <irvs5@...>
 

My grandmother was called Jennie by her friends in my home state of
Missouri. We also knew her as Charna. Some of her granddaughters are
named Sharna. She may also have been called Charlotte. She came >from a shtetl
in Bessarabia NW of Kishinev/Chisinau (now in the Republic of Moldova).

Irv Schoenberg

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Subject: Romanian names - Please help!

From: lsaionz@comcast.net

My grandmother immigrated to the US in 1907 after a pogram, I believe from
Piatra-Neamt or a nearby village. Her name in English was "Jennie"
(SUFFRIN), which in Yiddush would have been something like Shaindel, but I
never knew her to use any name but Jennie. Can anyone tell me what the
equivalent first name might have been in Rumanian? Is there any common
first name in Romanian that sounds like "Jennie"? Is something like "Janek"
a possibility? Or is that a boy's name?

I would appreciate any suggestions as I have been unable to find any
immigration records for her so far and I have no idea what other names to
look for.


s_wiener@...
 

Although only anecdotal, my [American] family referred
to my great-great grandmother >from Bukovina as
Charlotte however she was actually named Charna Leah
in Europe. She never came to the US, but died as a
40-45 year old in about 1864 somewhere in the
Wiznitz/Czernowitz area. Many girls in the family
were named Leah in her memory.

BTW, Charna means 'dark' just as Beila means 'white or
light'. It is a Slavic/Yiddish name and NOT the
kinnui of Leah.

On the other hand, my father's cousin's wife,
Charlotte [whose family was more Hungarian Jewish] had
the Hebrew name of Sarah. So, there's obviously more
to it.

My husband's Russian/Polish great-grandmother Lottie
was actually Zlata [Slavic for 'gold', as in coinage],
which is Golda in Yiddish.

But just as some women used Beckie as an American
replacement for the name Brucha, people start to think
that a Lottie is really a Charlotte or a Beckie is
really a Rebecca and that's how lots of family
confusion starts, especially when the cemetery stone
has to be ordered and the 'offical' name gets changed.

Just my observations,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

Researching just in Romania: FESSLER, HOCHSTADT,
JAFFE, KUPFERSCHMIDT, NEMEROFSKY, PACHT, RUBINGER,
SCHNAPP, TEICHER, WALLACH and WEIGEL

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On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:15:03 -0500 "Irving Schoenberg"
<irvs5@mindspring.com> wrote:

My grandmother was called Jennie by her friends in my
home state of Missouri. We also knew her as Charna.
Some of her granddaughters are named Sharna. She may
also have been called Charlotte. She came >from a
shtetl in Bessarabia NW of Kishinev/Chisinau (now in
the Republic of Moldova).


Don Solomon
 

One of my relatives >from Iasi had the first name Jenica -- sounds pretty close!

Don


Subject: Romanian names - Please help!
From: lsaionz@comcast.net
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 19:26:59 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

Can anyone tell me what the equivalent first name
might have been in Rumanian? Is there any common first name in Romanian that
sounds like "Jennie"? Is something like "Janek" a possibility?
--
Don Solomon <dsolomon@post.harvard.edu>