Pesa, Pese, Pesya, Pesha, Peshe, Peshye, Pepi all stem >from Batyah, "the
daughter of Pharoah who had Moses withdrawn >from the reeds. She became a
righteous proselyte to Judaism and left Egypt together with all the Jews at
the Exodus. It seems Batyah was given this name after she became Jewish."
This quote is >from Rabbi Shmuel Gorr's book: Jewish Personal Names.
The name Batyah means "Daughter of G-d."
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Jaryczow Nowy, Glinyany-GALICIA
MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI, MINOFF-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk-BELARUS