[S-R] Re: S-R SURNAMES
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "John M," <jmatsko4@c...> wrote:
> At 08:26 PM 5/4/2004 +0000, you wrote:John
> >Kantor is found in Spis^ but EIR lists 1,364 surnames and Kantor
> > is usually a Jewish surname.
> >Cantor is a singer in a synagogue who leads congregation in prayer.
> >In Slovakia Catholic churches kept records of Jewish communities.
> The GC, now Byzantine, church has kantors who lead the congregation in
> prayer also.
> John M
And Cayce was correct about Russian Orthodox religion.
Although one Jewish temple cantor even hailed from the Russian
Cantor, literally is "psalmist" || c a J| o m ||| h |/| k (psalomshchik)
Russian - in the sense of a singer, or leader of music in the church.
What I meant to indicate was that one doesn't need to know Hebrew
to distinguish Jewish, Hungarian, Slavic, and Germanic given names
listed in EIR. Even in a listing of 1,000 surnames this speeds up the
process of elimination of surnames quickly.