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".
HERSCHEL     German, Yiddish
Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1) or HIRSCH (2). A famous bearer was the British astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), as well as his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) and son John Herschel (1792-1871), also noted scientists.
HIRSCH (2)     Yiddish
Derived from the given name HERSH.
ORENSTEIN     Yiddish
Means "horn stone" in German.
PASTERNAK     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.
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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