[LMB] [OT yet?] Re: Language drift on Barrayar

Luke Bretscher rocketman0739 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 17:22:18 BST 2019


On Fri, Aug 9, 2019, 9:46 AM Ron Conescu <ronconescu at gmail.com> wrote:

> More assimilation, from a different country:  My paternal family's original
> (?) name was Cohen, a standard Jewish name.  Then Romania got anti-Semitic,
> so my great-great-great-ish grandparents said:  "let's sound more
> Romanian!" and added the "-escu" ("son of") ending to the name:  Cohen -->
> Cohen-escu --> Conescu.


My mother's father's father's name was Ruyavitz, the family having come
from somewhere in Eastern Europe (precisely where is a point of unresolved
family curiosity). After he came back from WWI, he changed it to Ravitts
for some reason.

Luke


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