LEMZE as first name #latvia #names

JB Royal

I have confirmed this is the great grandfather of the person I am helping but the first name LEMZE appears as her father's name but the Latvian birth record of the daughter says his name is Benzion Samuel?
Could you please tell me what name LEMZE is derived from?

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James Royal

Jody Tzucker

It seems to me this may be a typo on the record. i have seen Benzion shortened to Benze or phonetically, Bentse. 

Jody Tzucker
Carmel IN


1. It is possible to look into dictionaries of jewish first names if such a name existed?

Mr. Gints Neiburgs