A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland
by Alexander Beider.
A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland is one of three major works by Dr. Alexander Beider in the realm of Eastern European Jewish surnames. His other works, A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire and A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia established Dr. Beider as a leading authority on Eastern European Ashkenazic names.
A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland is compilation of more than 32,000 Jewish surnames with origins in that part of the Russian Empire known as the "Kingdom of Poland." The book provides information on (1) where within the Kingdom of Poland the name was prevalent at the turn of the 20th century, (2) all likely etymologies of the name, and (3) spelling variants and derivatives of the name. A soundex index makes it simpler to locate a given surname with its proper Polish spelling. The introductory portion of the book describes the origins and evolution of Polish-Jewish surnames.
The Introductory portion of the book follows Dr. Beider's scholarly style in analyzing the origin and evolution of Jewish surnames from that region. This includes a history of Jewish names in the Kingdom of Poland, basic etymological analysis, spelling and variation of surnames and analysis of surnames in various provinces of eastern Europe. An extensive bibliography is provided.
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