Researching the derivations of Jewish names is a complicated task, and one that Benzion Kaganoff takes on with admirable results. He delves into the roots of names from Aaron (and its derivatives Agronsky, Arkin, and Orlik) to Zwirn (German for thread), finding biblical, occupational, and regional origins for nearly 4,000 names. Because Jewish names have been adapted and modified so often over the years, it's all the more a triumph that Kaganoff has traced the history of so many common Jewish names and their offshoots.
I bought this book for the purposes of researching some of my ancestral surnames, but unfortunately, upon checking the Surnames List at the rear of the book, I discovered that... Read morePublished 18 months ago by messymissy
I bought this book to find examples of Jewish, first names but instead found a book giving the history of Jewish, last names.Published on June 3, 2010 by Wandering Hoosier