Herszek (Tzvi) Wigdor CHAMITA #general
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
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
MODERATOR NOTE: Familiarize yourself with the JewishGen Given Names database.
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.
<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).
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