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What did Jewish children in the Pale of Settlement call their parents? #names


temafrank1@...
 

I'm talking about little kids (4 years old), in the late 1890s.
Translations I've seen include:

mam & tate
mami & tateshi
eema & abba

Thanks.
Tema Frank
Edmonton, Canada


Henry Carrey Boston,MA . Carey/Kirzhner/Berestyaner , Belous , Isenberg - Lutsk ; Postolov/Herman/Kolovsky-Zhitomir
 

In my family , it was Papa and Mama , but that may only after they got to the U.S.  

Others that I know of : 
Tate , Mame  ( TAH-teh, MAH-meh ) 
Tati , Mami 
Foter/Futer, Muter/Miter ( more formal ) 
Mamushka , Dyedushka ( Russian and the equivalent in other non Jewish languages ) 
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Henry H. Carrey


jbonline1111@...
 

My mother and her brothers called their father Pop.  Her mother died when she was ten, so I don't know what she called her. My father was an orphan by age 9 so I have no idea what he called his parents either.  They were first generation Americans whose parents emigrated from the Pale.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Linda Baker
 

My parents called their parents Ma & Pa.  They were from Volhynia.
 
Linda Baker
Bonita Springs, FL  USA