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Given name SOSCHE #names


Barbara Zimmer
 

Susan Goldsmith asked about the given name Losche.  This still doesn't answer the question about what given name she may have adopted in the US. 

 

If you look at the outbound manifest from Hamburg, her given name is shown as SOSCHE, with an initial S, not Losche. 

NAME: Sosche Tobias
GENDER: weiblich
ETHNICITY/NATIONALITY: Russland
MARITAL STATUS: ledig
DEPARTURE AGE: 17
BIRTH DATE: 1897
RESIDENCE PLACE: Swerzen
DEPARTURE DATE: 6 Juni 1914
DEPARTURE PLACE: Hamburg, Deutschland
ARRIVAL PLACE: Cuxhaven; Southampton; Cherbourg; New York
OCCUPATION: Hausmädchen
SHIP NAME: Vaterland

Barbara Zimmer 

Virginia 

 

 


JOSEPH GODELNIK
 

SOSCHE is the Yiddish name for the Hebrew name Shoshana
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Jgodelnik


ryabinkym@...
 

More possible her name Shoshe.  My grandmother's name Shime-Shoshe


alejandro@...
 

Sosche is a derivation of the yiddish Sore. It is, in g¡fact, an hypocorism of the name Sara wehich appears for the first time in Genesis 17:15.
For other multiple derivations on this name, I suggest to consult Alexander Beider's Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names.
Gut Shabbes


Sandra B Landers
 

My grandmother’s Yiddish name was Soshe and was known as Sadie in the US.  I still have not been able to find her manifest entering the US in or around 1907.  Her maiden name was MOSKOWITZ or various spellings.  My sister was named after her and when she became a Bat Mitzvah as an adult the rabbi told her that Soshe was not a Jewish name and gave her the name Shoshana.


Susan stone
 

No, I don't think Shosche is Sora.  Is it in Beider's dictionary? I never heard this.  My name is Szosa laya.  My dad pronounced it Sossa.  (It was written in Hungarian.  Named after my ggm SZosa Laya).  


Susan stone
 

Barbara...
My name was written in Hungarian by my great uncle on a family tree.  Szosa (after my great grandmother Szosa Laya).  But they all prounounced it Sossa or Sussa.  My name in English is Susan (eg shoshana in Hebrew but not my name).
The way he wrote it it should be pronounced Sosha (sz is like an s and s is like an sh).  So maybe he wrote it wrong or who knows.  
I'll try and send this to Susan Goldsmith, too.  


Judith Goldsmith
 

Sosche or Soske is to my knowledge another name for Sara.


segslusky@...
 

And my Belarusian grandmother Sosha Rive took the name Sylvia in the US. Maybe because of the initial S sound and the last consonant V sound that matched Sosha Riva? In any case, more evidence that there was no particular match up between Sosha and some American name, any more than any other Jewish name and American name. 

This dismissing of the Yiddish name by the rabbi reminds me of an Arno Penzias (Nobel Prize winner) story. Some Hebrew school teacher insisted his daughter’s Yiddish name was invalid and needed to be discarded for a Hebrew name because vaguely of the reestablishment of a Hebrew in Israel...And Arno responded, “Golda Meir gets her mail.”