Suggestion for a Jewish name for Sevek #poland #names


I have a name of a relative from pre-war Poland: Sevek, last name may be Zekiel.  Any suggestions on what his Jewish/Yiddish name might have been. 

He was married to my aunt Hinda (Nina) Feld who was born in Dobrzyn nad Wisla.   He may have been a second husband, may have been many years her junior, and they may have lived in Dobzyn or vicinity.

I can't find any records for either of them. 

Appreciate any help 

Relly Coleman

Jill Whitehead

This may not have been either a first name or a Polish name. Polish does not have v - it has w instead of v.  My great grandfather was Josiel or Joseph Serwianski (person from lake Serwy in Suwalki Gubernia) which became Servian and Server in the UK and Serviansky and Sirvan in the USA. 

Sevek sounds Czech rather than Polish. 

Jill Whitehead (nee Servian), Surrey, UK

Rodney Eisfelder

I've found two examples of people called Sevek, buried here in Melbourne, Australia. The inscriptions of both graves include hebrew names, so you are in luck.
Sevek Duzenman (born in Warsaw) had the hebrew name Shlomo David ( שלמה דוד ). On National Archives files (, his name is shown as Severin. 
Sevek Szafrajzen had the hebrew name Shevach ( שבח ). He was also born in Warsaw and appears as Sewek on National Archives files.

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

Reuven Mohr

the Hebrew name Zeev = Wolf (like Binyamin Zeev Herzl) is often changed to the nickname Zevik, which is rather close to Sevek.

Reuven Mohr, Israel

Bernard Flam

Hi from Paris,
During interwar period in Poland (1919-1939), a process of integration started among secular Jewish youth.
I speak of integration to Polish society, not assimilation : they were and remained Jews.
Young Jewish girls could study in Polish schools.
In larger cities, young men were working outside their close Jewish social environment.

In my Kronenberg and Zysman families of Lodz, Aron was Arnek, Czarna was Cesia, Wolf was Wacek...
For the lucky ones who emigrated to France, USA or elsewhere, they choose an English or French givenname.

When we try to recover their fate, we must recognize the same person with his Hebrew / Yiddish / Polisher / French surnames : good luck !

Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund / Workmen Circle of France)

Yonatan Ben-Ari

In hebrew zevik is a common nickname for z'ev (Wolf).
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem