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Alternate names for Mollie Schiff #names


SUE KAHN
 

I’ve been searching for any immigration papers for my great aunt Mollie Schiff from Slutsk. I have found all of her half and full siblings ship manifests but I can’t find hers. According to the 1900 census she came in 1890. The 1905 NY State Census states around 1897. I know she could have picked Molly for any name but what are some common Hebrew, Yiddish or Russian names for Molly?

Susan Kahn
SCHIFF, KAHN/KAGAN, BLOOMGARDEN/BLUMGARTEN, BASS, NACHMANOWITZ


Sherri Bobish
 


Susan,

The 1890's can be a tough decade to search for manifests.  Information varied by shipping line.  Some may list little data, not even the town of birth.

The handwriting on the manifests can be difficult to read which causes transcription errors.  It is possible her first and/or surname can be transcribed to the index with an odd spelling.

As far as learning what her original first name was, have you checked if it is inscribed on her tombstone?

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Michele Lock
 

For Mollie, the most likely Yiddish/Hebrew name would be Malke/Malkah. Others might be Michle or Mamle. And then each of these might have various YIddish nicknames.

Have you tried just searching M* Schiff? More likely than not, your relative chose an English name that began with the same letter as her Yiddish/Hebrew name. 

I have a great great grandmother Michle, who in the US went by Mollie, Minnie, Mamie, and Minnie in various census records. 

Michele Lock
Alexandria, VA


Diane Jacobs
 

Malke is the most common one.

Diane Jacobs 



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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Alternate names for Mollie Schiff #names

I’ve been searching for any immigration papers for my great aunt Mollie Schiff from Slutsk. I have found all of her half and full siblings ship manifests but I can’t find hers. According to the 1900 census she came in 1890. The 1905 NY State Census states around 1897. I know she could have picked Molly for any name but what are some common Hebrew, Yiddish or Russian names for Molly?

Susan Kahn
SCHIFF, KAHN/KAGAN, BLOOMGARDEN/BLUMGARTEN, BASS, NACHMANOWITZ
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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey