Ezdal / Ezdale / Esdaile - any ideas about the man's Hebrew name? #names #usa


jlevy2008@...
 

Hello,

I'm trying to work out what the Hebrew name of the following gentleman may have been.

Esdaile Philip COHEN was born in about 1792 in Swansea, Wales, UK to Jacob COHEN (d. 1819 Swansea) and Catherine born PHILLIPS (c1773-1865). 

He emigrated to North America, where he married Fanny, a daughter of Andrew HAYS, in Montreal in 1829. The couple moved to Philadelphia where Esdaile died in 1856, followed by Fanny in 1865.

Both were buried in Federal Street Cemetery of the Mivkeh Israel Congregation. Unfortunately none of the records available online reveal Esdaile's Hebrew name.

Has anybody perhaps come across this given name or something similar? I would appreciate any suggestions. 

Regards,

Justin Levy


sbloom@...
 

I can't say for sure, as I have never seen the name, but it looks like it could be an attempt to very much Anglicize  the name Ezekiel, which is itself an English rendering of the Hebrew name Yechazkel, which itself has many different renderings.