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The female Yiddish name Losche in the US? #names


Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Genners
 
A female Losche Tobias emigrated to the States, arriving in 1914 from Swerzhen, now Belarus.  What might her American name be?
This is not a very common name.  I have checked Jewish given name websites.  I cannot find her in the 1915 NYS Census even though she went to an uncle in Brooklyn in 1914.
 
Thank you,
Susan Goldsmith

 



 



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Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
jcwsmg@...
Researching GOLDSHMIDT, F(P)ILVINSKY, SHLIOMOVICH, GITTES (GADIE,GADYE, GIDUSH, GITES) Seta, Jonava, Kaunas, Adustiskes, Zemaiciu Naumiestes, Keidainiai, Ukmerge, Vandziogala, Lithuania
HOROWITZ, DRASNIN (DRASNE) Dauhinava, Belarus; TOBIAS (TOUBES, TOBES, TAUBES) Novyy Swerzhen and Stowbtsy, Belarus; ROZANSKY, BILINSKY, MIRANSKY Iasevichi, Belarus
DAVIS, HAFFNER Botosani, Romania
WAXMAN (WAKSMAN), KOENIGSBERG Sandomierz, Ostrowiec Poland


jrsackerman@...
 

As you know, anyone can choose any English name, whether or not it "corresponds" to their birth name.  However she might choose an English name beginning with the letter L.  For example, Louise, Louisa, Lettie, Lottie, Linda, Laura, etc. 

Joel Ackerman, Jerusalem, Israel (formerly from the San Francisco Bay Area)
Researching HACKMEYSTER, ACKMEYSTER, GAKMAJSTERA, ZIMMERMAN, CIMERMAN, CYMERMAN from Radzivilov, Demidovka and Berestechko (Volhynia, Ukraine) and Shereshevo (Belarus)
ISMAN, BLAU (Przemysl, Poland)
BRUMER, BRUMMER, GREENSTEIN, GRYNSZTAYN (Yavorov, Ukraine)


Susan stone
 

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.  But I think your name on the manifest was Soshe. .  It looked like an "L" but was an "S" for sure.  Sosche,no Losche.


Diane Jacobs
 

It is known that in handwriting the letters C, S AND L are often mistaken for each other.

Diane Jacobs 



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From: "Susan stone via groups.jewishgen.org" <momteller=yahoo.com@...>
Date: 8/9/20 12:49 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] The female Yiddish name Losche in the US? #names

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.  But I think your name on the manifest was Soshe. .  It looked like an "L" but was an "S" for sure.  Sosche,no Losche.

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey