What does "Na'az" mean? #belarus #names #translation


Linda Kelley
 

In the 1930s, my Bereskin relatives in Chicago had a blueprint family tree drawn up.
The oldest person on the tree is Na'az Zvie. There are records for him as Girsh, son of Noson, born about 1800, living in Bobruisk, Belarus. Zvi means Hirsh/Girsh, but what about Na'az?
When I enter Naaz into JewishGen Unified search as a given name, there are some men named Noz. That is pretty close, and might refer to his father, Noson. Is there any other logical explanation for the name written as Na'az? Could it be an abbreviation in Hebrew or Yiddish?
Thank you!!
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA
 
 
 
 
 


David Barrett
 

I suspect that maybe you did not read this correctly or it was written incorrectly 
There is the name NOAZ in English  [ from Isaiah] = strength
It is possible that an English a or o cursive misread
נועז
Regards
David Barrett


Linda Kelley
 

Thank you, David!
The relatives who had the blueprint made might have seen their grandfather’s headstone. That might be where they got the name. Noaz is a great suggestion!
Thank you again,
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA