name "Isser" - is this a diminutive of "Yissacher"? #galicia

roe kard

I have been told that in Russia, "Isser" was the diminutive for
"Israel" or "Yisroel." I have a list of people >from Galicia and on
it there are both the name "Isser" and "Israel" but no
"Yissacher". This began me thinking and wondering if "Isser"
is/was used in the Galizaianer world as the diminutive for
"Yissacher." Any thoughts??

Thank you. Shabbat Shalom.

aka Gitel Chaye Eta ROSENFELD ROKART

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