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Heim, Heym, Himes, Hime surname

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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).

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