Is the Polish name Hershek related to Hebrew Gershon? #general


David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. I have an 1890s Polish marriage record identifying the
groom's father as Hershek. I'd assumed that that related to Hirsch.

That groom's later 1945 Cleveland, Ohio headstone identifies his
father as Gershon Hacohen. (The 1920 Cleveland headstone of his
sister - my second great-grandmother - also identifies her father as
Gershon Hacohen.)

I Googled a bit to see if Hirsch/Girsch were related to Gershon,
but they apparently have no relation. Does the name Hershek *not*
relate to Hirsch? Does it otherwise relate to Gershon?

David Perle
Washington, DC

Researching PRZEGRODA, BLUM, PERLE, ARONOWSKY, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB,
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