Hey, Paul (and anyone who may be curious),
Were annexation of names a Jewish thing, I would be Daniel ben Avram ben Chaim ben Avram ben Leybush. The grand patriarch of the Zwickels, Leybush (my great-great-grandfather, so you don’t have to do the math), as far back as my cousins have been able to trace, lived in Tarnopol (map),
when it was part of Austria-Hungary and formerly of the Kingdom of Galicia in the southeastern corner of Russia.
And here is my namesake, King Daniel of Galicia.
| Monument to King Daniel in
Note that Tarnopil is just to the southeast of the town of L’viv, which Daniel founded and named after his son, Lviv, and which became the capital of the western portion of Galicia while it was administered by Poland.
Hey, you asked!
Даніель син Авраама сина Хаїм Галичини **
* ‘Cheers’, or literally, “Shall we live forever!”. Usually, one person says ‘Budmo!’ and everybody at the table/party
answers ‘Hey!’ (the meaning
This repeats for up to 3
times depending on the mood of the crowd. Only then, everybody empties their glasses.
Actually, the contemporary, hip urban translation is “Mo’ Bud!” —D.
** Daniel ben Avrám ben Chaim of Galicia (Ukranian)
Tarnopil Coat of Arms