Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan
The family names of the Jewish part of my family are written in different ways (depending on were the documents come from) and I am wondering, what the Jewish original could have been. They lived in Holland, Germany, Estonia, Poland and before in Hungary.
Does somebody have similar names in his (Jewish) family and does he know, what the original is and where it is coming from, geographically?
1. HALLAY (Hallaij, Hollay, Halloy,...) -> is this HALEVY? (I was told, HaLevy comes from Irak...)
2. ZAGON -> is this ZAKEN? (this is a common Kurdish Jewish name)
3. DIMANSKY (This was in Poland, I don't know where this name comes from and if it is typically Jewish at all)
3. PAAS (The family lived in Estonia, but I don't know a lot about this name)