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PERTZIKOVITZ Origin of surname

PERTZIKOVITZ, PERTZIKOVICH, PERCIKOVIC, PERCIKOWICZ, PERCIKOVICIUS

Pertzikovitz was the original surname of the Povich family.

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. Pertzikovitz is a patronymic, derived from a male ancestor's personal name, in this case of biblical origin. Pertzikovitz, is based on Perchikov, in which the Slavic suffix “-vich” stands for “son of”, itself a patronymic derived from the given names Pertzik, Perchik or Perchuk, diminutive forms the biblical male personal name Peretz, which means "burst forth" in Hebrew. The biblical Peretz was one of the twins born to Yehuda by Tamar (Genesis, 38:29). As a family name, Peretz is a patronymic, documented among Jewish families in various countries, both Sephardim and Ashkenazim.

Pertzikovich is documented as a Jewish family name with Leya Pertzikovich nee Ginsburg, born in Butrimonys, Lithuania, in 1891, who perished in the Holocaust.
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PERTZIKOVITZ Origin of surname
PERTZIKOVITZ, PERTZIKOVICH, PERCIKOVIC, PERCIKOWICZ, PERCIKOVICIUS

Pertzikovitz was the original surname of the Povich family.

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. Pertzikovitz is a patronymic, derived from a male ancestor's personal name, in this case of biblical origin. Pertzikovitz, is based on Perchikov, in which the Slavic suffix “-vich” stands for “son of”, itself a patronymic derived from the given names Pertzik, Perchik or Perchuk, diminutive forms the biblical male personal name Peretz, which means "burst forth" in Hebrew. The biblical Peretz was one of the twins born to Yehuda by Tamar (Genesis, 38:29). As a family name, Peretz is a patronymic, documented among Jewish families in various countries, both Sephardim and Ashkenazim.

Pertzikovich is documented as a Jewish family name with Leya Pertzikovich nee Ginsburg, born in Butrimonys, Lithuania, in 1891, who perished in the Holocaust.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People