Yiddish Surnames

These names are used by Yiddish-speaking Jews. See also about Jewish names.
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CHAIKIN   חײקין     Yiddish
From a diminutive of the given name CHAYA.
HAYES (3)     Yiddish
Matronymic surname from the Yiddish name Khaye "life".
ORENSTEIN     Yiddish
Means "horn stone" in German.
PENSAK     Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
PENZAG     Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
PENZAK     Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
PENZIG     German, Yiddish
Denoted a person who came from Penzig, the German name for Pieńsk, a town in southwest Poland. Pieńsk is derived from Polish pień meaning "tree stump" or "tree trunk".
PENZIK     Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
VANG (2)     Yiddish
Variant of WANG (4).
WALLACH     Yiddish
From Middle High German walch meaning "foreigner (from a Romance country)".
WANG (4)     Yiddish
Name for a Jew from Hungary, ultimately from Russian Венгрия (Vengriya) "Hungary".
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