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Imiona i nazwiska żydów śląskich jako językowe świadectwa mieszania się kultur i obyczajowości
Names and surnames of Silesian Jews as language testimony of mixing cultures and customs

Author(s): Stanisława Sochacka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Państwowy Instytut Naukowy - Instytut Śląski w Opolu
Keywords: anthroponomy of Silesian Jews; surnames ethymology; firstnames ethymology

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with anthroponomy of Jews from Biała (in Opole Region) from the perspective of language and culture. Their settlement in the area was confirmed in 1543. Jewish culture and nam- ing customs are saved in names mainly. Surnames had rather artificial character, and were determined by the Prussian country. Usually, the Jews of Opole Voivodeship used geographical surnames derived from the names of countries and cities in which they stayed. Such surnames confirm their assimilation in the remote areas.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 74
  • Page Range: 131-142
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish