Motchi married who's Heshi #lithuania

David Gordon

I posted recently asking for help with the name Motchi; many thanks to everyone who responded both publicly and privately.  Everyone agreed that Motchi is Mordechai (or a related name).  Which means Motchi is a man.  And which presents our next problem.  Both my cousin and I have oral stories (from completely separate sources) in which Motchi is married to Heshi.  We had previously both operated on the assumption that Heshi was short for Hirsh/Girsh and that Motchi must be a woman.  However, with this new complete agreement that Motchi is a man, that puts us back a step with regard to Heshi.  I have once again consulted all the sources I can find and come up with little certainty.  What is Heshi likely to be a "nickname" for if Heshi is a woman?  Again, thanks very much in advance for everyone's help.

David Gordon


Evanston, Illinois


GORDON: Butrimantz; Eisiskes, Daukniunai; HORWITZ: Smolevichi, Lapichi;

GEBALOVITCH: Borisov, DRAZIN: Bobruisk; BENENSON: Borisov;


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