The article presents the names of Jews from Poznan, excerpted from the published in print six municipal documents from the 16th-18th centuries. The author makes an attempt to outline a specific character of the names of the Jewish residents of Poznan against the background of the already recognised nomenclature of this ethnic group living in the eastern borderlands. The repertoire of the names of Poznan Jews presented in the documents may contribute to further studies and comparative research. The set of 87 names, reconstructed during the analysis, constitutes nearly 24% of the repertoire of male names used by Polish Jews which were included in Rothwand's register from 1866 and nearly 15% of all Jewish names ('correct and flawed') contained in the list from 1928. The varieties of names found in Poznan sources (more than 150 items) give - as the author emphasizes - only a fragmentary image of the abundance of forms which were then used. The description and onomastic analysis are preceded by remarks referring to the origin of this particular ethnic group in Poznan and its traditions connected with names.
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