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.
PASTERNACK פּאַסטערנאַק, פּסטרנק Polish, Yiddish
Americanized form of PASTERNAK.
PASTERNAK פּאַסטערנאַק, פּסטרנק Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Means "parsnip" in various Slavic languages, ultimately from Latin pastinaca. A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of 'Doctor Zhivago'.
PENSAK Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
PENZAK Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
PENZIG Yiddish
Denoted a person who came from Penzig, the German name for Pieńsk, a town in southwest Poland. It is derived from Polish pień meaning "stump, tree trunk".
PENZIK Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
WALLACH װאַלאַך, וולך 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".