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Herszek (Tzvi) Wigdor CHAMITA #general


Dina Hill
 

I recently learned of another name attached to my maternal grandfather. He
was killed in the Holocaust. I hired a researcher in Poland several weeks
ago who has been doing a fabulous job.

Has anyone ever heard of the name Wigdor? Is that a middle name or is
it a surname??

My 2nd great grandmother was Nena Rokenmacher but on her marriage license to
my great great grandfather Abram Chamita, her name appears as Nena Rokenmacher
Baserrman.

I learned >from my researcher and >from the documents he has obtained for me
that sometimes people in Poland were born with 2 last names such as the case
above with Nena and also with my daughters' paternal
great great grandfather Aron J. Chil (aka Bercowicz). He actually
had 2 last names on his birth certificate.

I've never heard of the name Wigdor. Have you?

Thank you in advance.

Searching: APTEKARZ, HELFMAN, ROKENMACHER, BESERMAN, ZYMERMAN,
AJCHENBLAT, CHIL, HILL, KLAJNKOFMAN, MYSZKAT

Dina Hill

MODERATOR NOTE: Familiarize yourself with the JewishGen Given Names database.
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/search.htm
In this case, specify Poland as the country under the European-to-Foreign seach
box. Both Wigdor and Chil may be shortened forms of first names used in Poland.


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).

Bert

Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA U.S.A.