Subject: Re: Korczak
Author: Reg Niles   (guest)
Date: September 13, 2005 at 6:35 PM
Reply to: Re: Korczak by Kynaston

On page 166-67 of "A Dictionary of Jewish Names and their History," by Benzion C. Kaganoff (1977) is the main entry KORSHAK: (H) or (O) Either from the Ukrainian word "eagle," which would make the name an equivalent of Adler, or from Korczak, which in Polish is "wine glass." This may indicate a sign on a tavern or roadside inn and the name was assumed by its owner.

The abbreviation H denotes a house sign name and O denotes an occupational name.

Reg Niles

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