Hebrew Names

A broad range of the spellings used in this database.

How did you get that name? its as plain as a Pikestaff!

February 17, 2014
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How did you get that name? its as plain as a Pikestaff!

We’ve said it a hundred times: transcribing the earliest extant UK Synagogue records is hard work and requires many qualities, foremost amongst which : A knowledge of the cursive Hebrew alphabet;  ditto Hebrew names, European place names, and the kinds of occupations  and professions  our 18th and 19th century forebears  might have followed  excellent...
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Names and their history

June 8, 2011
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The following is an extract from a post on Jewishgen, published here with the kind permission of Dick Plotz. Dick posted this in answer to a query about a Hebrew inscription which was hard to read. We thought this excellent answer and background description of the name Shraga Feivush would be of interest to...
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Female names

October 6, 2010
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English versions of Hebrew names vary widely: this list shows a broad range of the spellings used in this database. Abigail Adel Bathsheba Beila Bena Benka Benla Benvenida Bila, Bilah Blanca, Blanka Bloomah, Bluma, Blumah, Blume Breina Breindel, Breindela Brenlah Bryna, Brynah, Brynla, Bryblah Chana, Channa, Channah Chava, Chavah Chyla Clara, Klara Czarna Debera,...
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Male names

October 6, 2010
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English versions of Hebrew names vary widely: this list shows a broad range of the spellings used in this database. Aaron, Ahron Abner Abraham, Avrahom Aharon Akiba, Akiva Aleksander Angel Anschel, Anshel Arbilai Areal, Ariel Ari Aryeh, Ary Asher Avidgor Azrael, Azriel Baruch Behr, Ber Bendit, Benedit Benjamin Bentseven Bezalel, Bezaliel Bunem, Bunim Calman...
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