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Subject: Re: Saide
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: June 3, 2008 at 8:21 AM
Reply to: Saide by Sabrina Fair

There is a Jewish surname Saide; this may be another spelling of the German Seide, meaning "silk". Seide itself is a Jewish name, as is Zajde, which looks like a Polish spelling. As for the pronunciation, German Seide would be pronounce ZYE-deh, which is one reason to be cautious about the above explanation. Why isn't it spelt with a Z instead of an S? I suppose it depends where this name originated, modified by where it ended up.

Messages in this thread:
  • Saide - Sabrina Fair  Jun 1 2008, 11:59 PM
    • Re: Saide - Jim Young  Jun 3 2008, 8:21 AM