Chiah Haja Brucha SCHINDER #names


Lowell Nigoff
 

I was told this was the name of my great grandmother. Born and died in Russia, possible Stepan. I would like to know if there might be an English equivalent.
Thank you,
Lowell NIGOFF


binyaminkerman@...
 

This is a common question that needs a bit more clarity. Do you mean what English names are likely that she used so you can find other records? Or what do the names literally translate to? Or what more current name could be equivalent, for example to name someone after her?
The first name is not something I've seen before but it seems like an alternate for the second name Chaya which has the root "chai" meaning life, Bracha means blessing. Likely English equivalent names might depend on the time when the name would have been anglicized, but things that come to mind are Hannah or Heidi or Harriet. There are no rules as to what English names were used so it could have been anything, but it is common that the Hebrew and English names would share a first sound.

Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


binyaminkerman@...
 

Sorry, I just realized you said that she never left Russia, in which case the equivalent names she used would have been Russian and not English. 
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


ryabinkym@...
 

Most likely this is Stephen

Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, Ohio


ryabinkym@...
 

For a women this is possible: Stephania

Michael Ryabinky


binyaminkerman@...
 

I think Stepan is the possible birthplace, now in Ukraine. The person's name in question was only in the heading but not the body of the post so it wasn't very clear.
If I misunderstood the original question please clarify it for us.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD