JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Clarification on the given name: Tzala #general

David Ellis

arosen2@... (Andy) wrote:

Our family has as one of its given names, "Tzala" that was passed
through the generations, it was my maternal grandfather's great
grandfather's name, and two of his male descendants.
I was puzzled when I learned that my great-uncle Charlie's Hebrew name
was Betzalel, until the linkage was explained to me. In Lithuania, he
was called by the diminutive nickname "Tzali", and Charlie was how
Tzali was Anglicized.

So your ancestor Tzala may have also been named Betzalel in Hebrew.
David J Ellis
Natick, MA