JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Herszek (Tzvi) Wigdor CHAMITA #general

Herbert Lazerow

<Has anyone ever heard of the name Wigdor?>

Pronounced Vigdor, it is a given name that is a variation on Avigdor, which
in turn is derived >from the biblical expression Avi Gedor, father of Gedor,
which is found in 1 Chronicles 4:4. & 4:18.

For reasons that are not at all clear, this was a nickname for Moses.

The above courtesy Alexander Beider's A Dictionary of Ashkenazic
Given Names (Avotaynu 2001).


Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA U.S.A.

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