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Heim, Heym, Himes, Hime surname

Posted: 9 Oct 2000 9:04PM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 9:04PM GMT
I found this in Ancestry.com ...
Full Context of Dictionary of Jewish Surnames in Russian Empire.

The first bearer of it added to his father's surname Zak (also see Zak) the word 'heym' [Hebrew] 'they (are)' (Rabinovich, 314; Sackheim,3).

It is possible that the traditional derivation of 'heym' from Hebrew is really a later reinterpretation, and this element might be of other origin: 'Heim' [German]home, 'Heym' [Yiddish]house, family.

The original Hebrew form of this given name is Zkharijoh (2Kings 14:29). Zak (common in Vilna, Drinsk, Slonim, Starokonst, Ovruch, Mogilev-Pod, Gajsin) R: abbreviation of 'Zerae Qoydesh' [Hebrew] holy seed {Zak - Zakovskij, Zakman, Zakov, Zakovich,Zaks (Saks), Zakshtejn, Zakson (Sakson), Zaksun, Zakzun} The Eastern European family having this name arose in the 17th century. The first bearers were 3 sons of rabbi Israel from the townlet Ruzhany ('rozinoy' in Yiddish)(near Slonim), who was martyred in 1659 following a blood libel (Sackheim, 3).

I hope this helps.

Sissy Hime Norris
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Sam Hime 27 Sep 1999 5:03PM GMT 
Jean Hime 27 May 2000 10:37PM GMT 
Samuel Edward Hime 2 Jun 2000 6:40PM GMT 
Jean Hime 4 Jun 2000 8:26PM GMT 
Lynnette Hime 15 Sep 2000 3:24PM GMT 
VHimeRandall 23 Jul 2012 2:17AM GMT 
SHimeNorris 10 Oct 2000 3:04AM GMT 
Sam E Hime 16 Oct 2000 10:23AM GMT 
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