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Surname TAJWIJ #names


Karol Swanson
 

I just discovered my great grandfather's surname was TAJWIL and the name appears on the JRI list of Rozdal surnames 1869-1901.  Can anyone please tell me how to pronounce this name? Is it Yiddish, Polish, Russian or whatever? Would there be an English or Yiddish equivalent of this name?
Also, I have two different first name versions for, what I believe, is the same person.  One is spelled Uszer and the other is Vicher. Could this be the same name?

Many thanks,
Karol Schlosser Swanson
Scotland


David Lewin
 

At 19:07 13/06/2020, Karol Swanson via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I just discovered my great grandfather's surname was TAJWIL and the
name appears on the JRI list of Rozdal surnames 1869-1901. Can
anyone please tell me how to pronounce this name? Is it Yiddish,
Polish, Russian or whatever? Would there be an English or Yiddish
equivalent of this name?
Also, I have two different first name versions for, what I believe,
is the same person. One is spelled Uszer and the other is Vicher.
Could this be the same name?

Many thanks,
Karol Schlosser Swanson
Scotland


Dates and countries - or language - would be of great help for this guesswork


I had two possibilities come to mind

1, Tevele - diminutive for Tuvia Tuvia being "Tuv" or "Tov" -
Good and "ia" being God

2, Teufel

David Lewin
London


lsragovicz@...
 

Hi Karol.  

I know a Tawil famly in South America, but they are Sepharadic.... I could find out exactly where they are from. They spell it TAWIL.
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Lia Sragovicz


Carole Shaw
 

Re the surname TAWIL as a possibility: there is a Rabbi Jonathan Tawil in London whom you can find online.  He is of Sephardic origin.

 

Carole Shaw, London UK
SCHNEIDER: Kamanets Podolsk, Ukraine & Libava/ Libau/Liepaja, Latvia
KLUGMAN, GOLDSCHMID (plus variations), BRAUER: Libava/Libau/Liepaja, Latvia & Johannesburg
ROSENTHAL, ZUSCHNEIDER/CUSZNAJDER: Lublin, Poland
GREENBERG, BRZOZA/BJOZHA, SOBERSKI: Lomza/Nowogrod, Poland
SAMSON, BLIK: Amsterdam, Zandvoort, Holland

WOLFSBERGEN, BOSMAN: Holland

ZANDGRUNDT (plus variations), SANDGROUND: Warsaw, London and beyond

JACOBOVITCH/JACKSON: Staszow, Poland & London

KOSKOVITCH/KENTON: Staszow, Poland & London

 


Helen Gardner
 

On the 1862 summary of the marriage record of her daughter, my gggrandmother is named Chaia Sura Tywel, but in the body of the text her father's name is given as Faivel. I have always assumed that her name was Chaia Sura bat Faivel.
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Helen Gardner

ancestral names, all from Poland, mostly Warsaw

AJGENGOLD/EIGENGOLD, BERCHOJER, BLANK, BIALOGORA, BLUMBERG, CHMIELNICKI, FELD, FERNEBOK/FERNSBUN, EDELMAN, FRYDMAN, GELDTRUNK, GURIN, ISSAKOWICH, LAKS, LERMAN, MALIS, MENDER/MONDER, MLYNARZ/MILLER, PODGORER/PODGORSKI, POPOWER, RAUTARBER/ROTGERBERG, RASTENBERG, POSSIBLY PRESSEIZEN


Frayda
 

Tawil is a Sephardic name and there are many people with this surname. There are several such families with this name in NY.  Tawil means "long" in Arabic, and people with this name are usually  Cohanim.