Re: [S-R] Reading of a name
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., Fran M Roen <artbyfran@j...> wrote:
> Can any one tell me how the name Philomena (Kramer) would be spelled inFILOMENA (f) Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of PHILOMENA.
> old script?
> On her death certificate it said some thing like: Filelima (Can't
> reading the hand writing.)
> says she was born in Germany and her father was Philip Dick
> Thanks, take care
> P.S. Just noticed that is was signed by her husband as informant and his
> name being Yosef Kramer. When looking for his recordeds, does any one
> know if I should be looking for Joseph, Josef or Yosef or do I look for
> all three?
PHILOMENA (f) "friend of strength" from Greek philos "friend"
and menos "strength".
This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint.
Parents sometimes named their children using classical names
or names of saints.
Expect Philomena was a feminine version for Philip.
YOSEF (m) Original Hebrew form of JOSEPH
JOSEF, JOZEF (Czech)