JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Avigdor #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>

Marilynn Handelman wrote as follows:
"Would Avigdor also be Aaron? Thanks for any help.

Dear Marilynn,

The Hebrew name Avigdor has no connection at all to the Hebrew name
Aharon. People in Europe with the Hebrew name Avigdor had Yiddish kinuim
such as Vigder, Vigdor, Wigder, and also secular names such as Victor or
Viktor in Europe. In the US they adopted the names Victor, Vigdor, or

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel

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