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  • Haim Hefer (1925 - 2012)
    Haim Hefer From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHaim Hefer (Hebrew: חיים חפר‎) (29 October 1925 – 18 September 2012) was an Israeli songwriter, poet and writer.BiographyHaim Feiner (later Hefer) was bo...
  • Heinrich (Henri) Feiner (1878 - 1943)
    kein Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs;dokumentiert ist seine Deportation von Dortmund nach dem Ghetto Theresienstadt am 30.7.1942 und seine Deportation nach dem KZ Auschwitz am 6.9.1943cf.: :
  • Sophie Feiner (1877 - 1943)
    kein Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs;dokumentiert ist die Deportation von Dortmund nach dem Ghetto Theresienstadt am 30.7.1942 mit ihrem Bruder Heinrich und ihre Deportation nach dem KZ Ausch...
  • (stillborn) Feiner (1896 - 1896)

About the Feiner surname

From The Memi De-Shalit Database of Jewish Family Names, Beth Hatefutsoth:

FEINER, FINER, FEINERMAN

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name derives from a personal characteristic or nickname.

Feiner, like many family names, was originally a personal nickname, meaning "good person", derived from the German word Fein. In some cases, as the letters "f", "v" and "w" are phonetically interchangeable in Yiddish, Feiner is derived from Weiner, from the German for a "vine" or "wine". In this case, the name could have been assumed by awine grower or seller. Names indicating occupation, profession or trade (also connected with raw material, finished product or implements associated with that trade) are widespread among most peoples, including the Jews.

In the 20th century Feiner is recorded as a Jewish family name with the Feiner family, who lived in the town of Zhadova (Jadova) near Chernowitz, northern Bukovina (now Ukraine), prior to World War II (1939-1945), and whose entire Jewish community was deported to the death camps in July 1941. Copyright © Beth Hatefutsoth The Memi De-Shalit Database of Jewish Family Names