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    Lightbulb Jewish Family Names in Germany

    List of most common name changes and name frequencies among Berlin Jews between the years 1840-1932.
    The ammount of name changes indicates how stereotypically Jewish a family name sounded and therefore was desired to be changed.

    Translation
    Rang in der Namenflucht - Ranking of name changes
    Rang im Namenvorkommen - Ranking of name frequency
    Jüdische Vergleichsgruppe - Jewish comparison group
    Nichtjüdische Vergleichsgruppe - non-Jewish comparison group


    Source: dtv-atlas Namenskunde
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    The Ministry of the Interior's list of approved "Jewish" given names follows below. (1938)

    Male First Names:
    Abimelech , Ahasver , Anschel , Bachja , Barak , Baruch , Chaggai , Chajin , Chananja , Denny , Ehud , Eisig , Faleg , Feibisch , Feitel , Gedalja , Hemor , Henoch , Isidor , Itzig , Jakusiel , Jiftach , Jomteb , Kaleb , Korach , Laban , Leiser , Machol , Menachem , Mosche , Moses , Naftali , Nissi , Nochem , Oscher , Pinchas , Pinkus , Rachmiel , Sallum , Salusch , Schalom , Schnur , Teit , Tewele , Uria , Zedek , Zephania

    Female First Names:
    Abigail , Baile , Breine , Brocha , Chana , Cheicha , Chinke , Deiche , Driesel , Egele , Feigle , Fradchen , Gaugel , Ginendel , Hadasse , Hitzel , Jachel , Jezabel , Keile , Libsche , Machle , Milkele , Nacha , Peirche , Pesse , Pessel , Rebekka , Rechel , Reitzsche , Scharne , Scheindel , Schlaemche , Tana , Treibel , Zilla , Zimle , Zipora
    http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=given%20name

    Also, if a Jew did take an Aryan first name he or she had to take the middle name of "Israel" or "Sara".

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    What happened to the 'Itzigs'? I've never met anyone named that. Or is that a variant of 'Isaac'?

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    Katz hehe. Anyone remember my thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfTheVistula View Post
    What happened to the 'Itzigs'? I've never met anyone named that. Or is that a variant of 'Isaac'?
    Yes, Itzig is a nickname version of Isaac.
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    It should be noted that a lot of German Jewish names are also shared by gentiles. I myself have been thought of as being Jewish because my name is a common Jewish surname, Wise being an anglicized version of Weiss or Weis.

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