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Given name of Label/Labe #ukraine


Mitzi Smetters <msmetters@...>
 

Two of my gggrandfathers had the given name of Label or Labe (Label
MICHELSON b. 1820 in Prussia and Labe BOBROV/BABROV of the same generation).

I have not seen this given name of Label or Labe anywhere else. Is any one
familiar with this as a given name? Could it be a title rather than a name.
These men where merchants, and as far as we know, not rabbis.

Mitzi Smetters
<msmetters@ncweb.com>


NFatouros@...
 

Mitzi Smetters asked in her message of 11-8-00 about the name "Labe" or
"Label."

I think it is a form of Lieb or Liebel, and one can find discussions of
this name in Jewishgen's Discussion Group Archives.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol.


Larry R. Feder <lrfeder@...>
 

The name Leib is Yiddish for Aryeh or Yehuda, which refers to lion. It is
in fact a very common name. Label is a nickname. Many of my cousins, my
father-in-law, as well as my brother have this name.


Elizabeth Feder
Researching FEDER , SHIFFMAN- Strelisk, Galicia,
ELBERT, KUPERSTIEN, TABACHNIK GLADSTEIN- Tuchin, Poland-Ukraine,
SCHONFELD, NEUMAN, GOLDBERGER- Cz. & Hungary

Mitzi Smetters asks:

Two of my gggrandfathers had the given name of Label or Labe (Label
MICHELSON b. 1820 in Prussia and Labe BOBROV/BABROV of the same
generation).
I have not seen this given name of Label or Labe anywhere else. Is any
one familiar with this as a given name? Could it be a title rather than
a name.


Lynne Shapiro <lynneshap@...>
 

Mitzi,

My aunt told the story of how her husband, my Uncle Lou, started school
not knowing that his name was Louis. The teacher called out the name
and he didn't answer; he had always been called Labl at home. Also,
someone in a class I attended a year or two ago was named Label (a
Yiddish class, so we all gave our Jewish names). I don't think the name
was uncommon. Am not sure if it's related to Leib or not.

Lynne Shapiro
Western Mass.

On Wed, 8 Nov 2000 13:51:56 -0500 "Mitzi Smetters" <msmetters@ncweb.com>
writes:

Two of my gggrandfathers had the given name of Label or Labe (Label
MICHELSON b. 1820 in Prussia and Labe BOBROV/BABROV of the same
generation).
I have not seen this given name of Label or Labe anywhere else. Is
any one familiar with this as a given name? Could it be a title rather
than a name.


Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

Labe or Leib is Yiddish for Lion. It is the Yiddish version for Aryeh and
remains to this very day a very popular name among religous Jews.

Abraham J. Heschel

Director
Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought

Brooklyn NY


JReing2528@...
 

I believe the name Label/Labe is a variant of the Yiddish name Lieb,
diminutive "el", meaning "heart" or "love". My grandfather, named Lieb
MARIPOLSKY (>from Zwenigrad) became Louis at Ellis Island in 1910. My
11 year old grandson has as his "Jewish Name" >from his Bris Milla, the
name, doubled, in memory of his mother's grandfather, >from L'vov,"Label
Label" with English name of Lowell, so you see the name is still quite
current.

Estelle Reingold


Doug Cohen <DMCohen@...>
 

Leibel is a diminutive of Leib, which is a fairly common first name.

Doug Cohen

Mitzi Smetters wrote:

I have not seen this given name of Label or Labe anywhere else. Is any
one familiar with this as a given name? Could it be a title rather than
a name.


Gamulka@...
 

Labe or Label is a common given name in Yiddish. It was my grandfather's
name and it was mine before I hebrewcized it to Arye. Often the name is
also added to Yehuda. Sometimes the spelling may be Leib or Leibl. It
really depends on the kind of Yiddish pronounciation one follows.

Larry Gamulka


Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

The name is pronounced Leyb and means lion and is quite common. It is Aryeh
in Hebrew and when a man is called to the Torah he is called Aryeh Leib,
sometimes even with the added name Yehuda (Judah) because the lion was the
symbol of the tribe of Judah. Leybl is simply the diminuitive of Leyb.

Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


Mitzi Smetters [mailto:msmetters@ncweb.com] writes

I have not seen this given name of Label or Labe anywhere else. Is any one
familiar with this as a given name? Could it be a title rather than a name.


Joel Bressler <nefesh2@...>
 

Laybl was the Yiddish name for the Hebrew name Levi, coming >from the tribe
of Levi. Many Laybls were short for Yehuda Leib or Aryeh Leib.

Joel Bressler and Shirley Waxman


Mitzi Smetters wrote:


I have not seen this given name of Label or Labe anywhere else. Is any
one familiar with this as a given name? Could it be a title rather than
a name.