JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen * Are Anton and Nathan equivalent names? #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>

Dear all,

Here is one more puzzle in my family tree:


My paternal great-great-granfather was Nathan Venetianer. There is no doubt
that he existed and about his given name as I found dozens of references on
him in LDS films. According to my first and original source (my father) he
was born at Smrecsany, Slovakia in 1800 and died at Kezmarok, Slovakia in

Yesterday I received >from the Slovak Archives the death certificate of Mr.
Anton Weneczianer (Antal in Hungarian) born at Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
in 1800 and having died at Kezmarok in 1888.

Observation: Smrecsany and Liptovsky Mikulas are very close to each other,
about 3 miles apart, in the Liptov county, Slovakia.

My question:

Can it be that Anton and Nathan are the same person? Is Anton the Slovak
(or Slavish) equivalent of Nathan?

Many thanks for your help to clarify this one.
friendly regards