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Submitted by Barrie Lynn Karp, PhD

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Category: Translation - Hungarian
Approval Date: 2/2/2014 4:36 PM
Family Surname: Weiss
Country: Hungary
Town: Munkacs or Zombor
Date of Image: 11 Nov 1908
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Legibility question: What is the bride's mother's first name? Chage? Could that name also be equivalent to the name Hannah? this bride is sister of my grandfather, whose mother clearly is listed on his marriage certificate as Hannah Weiss, and his father is listed as Harold Weiss. My grandfather: Abraham Isaac Weiss, b. 1890 in "Munkacs" Hungary, according to his marriage certificate (NYC, 22 Apr 1917). His sister on this, her marriage certificate, is listed as Sade Weiss, & her father's name is written as "Hery" -- which I believe could be a variant of Harold. Did my grandfather, Abraham Weiss, and his sister Sade/Sadie Weiss Weiser have the same mother? Thank you very much. Please reply by email or here. Barrie Karp, barriekarp@gmail.com

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2/2/2014 11:19 PM It looks kind of like Chaje, which could be a diminutive or variant spelling of Chaja. Chaja is derived from the Hebrew word for "life", so it's usually translated into English as Eve.
2/2/2014 11:37 PM Hello Barrie,

The bride's mothers maiden name is Chaje Weiss, and that Hungarian spelling is pronounced as Chaya. The name could be the equivalent for Hannah or Hani. I tell you this with assurance, as my grandmother's Hebrew name was also Chaya, and she used the name of Hani or Johanna. As a matter of fact, her maiden name was also Weiss, however her parents had different names and were from Miskolc, so I don't think that there is a familial connection.

As for the name Hery, I think that you are correct assuming that it was an equivalent for Harold or Harry.

Hope that this is helpful...Jo

2/10/2014 5:04 PM It is Chaye. so am I . It is not Chene or Hanna. My grandmother was Chene and her Hungarian name was Johanna. Chaye translated is life, like it's male equivalent of Chayim.
Hope this is helpful.
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