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Unconventional surnames among Jews in the areas of the Old Kingdom of Romania

Publication: Numele și numirea. Actele Conferinței Internaționale de Onomastică. Ediția a III-a: Conventional / unconventional in onomastics, p. 75
Editors:Oliviu Felecan
Publisher:Editura Mega, Editura Argonaut
Abstract:The paper aims to analyze, from a historical and sociolinguistic perspective, the phenomenon of Jews adopting Romanian surnames or adapting foreign surnames to the Romanian cultural surroundings. Based on a database of name records of Jews in Greater Romania during the WWII period, the conclusion can be drawn that about 14% of the surnames used by Jews in the scope area were of Romanian origin or Romanianized. A few categories of such surnames are analyzed, among them surnames derived from old-style patronymics and matronymics, personal characteristics, toponyms as well as occupations, in order to understand the underlying motivation and significance.
Key words:surname, onomastics, etymology, linguistics
Language: English

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