Abramczyk (variously transliterated into other languages as: Abramczik, Abramcyk, Abramcik, Abramchik, Abramchyk, Abramtchik, Abramschik, Abramtshik, Abramtschik, Abrahmczyk, Abrahmcik, Abrahmchik, Abrahmtzik, Abramtzik, Abramčyk, Abramčik; Belarusian: Абрамчык, Russian: Абрамчик; Hebrew: אברמציק, אברמצ'יק; Yiddish: אַבראַמטשיק; Arabic: ابرامسزيك) is a Polish surname of Jewish origin. It is a patronymic surname derived from a Hebrew name 'Abram' - the original name of the biblical 'Abraham'.
'Abramczyk' is claimed to be a surname of non-Ashkenazi origin (probably Sephardi or Mizrahi) given to the descendants of Jews from the Ottoman Empire. The latter names like this are referred to as 'Judeo-Slavic'.
The Polish-language ending 'czyk', originally diminutive, gradually became patronymic and therefore Abramczyk means "the son of Abram" (historically, "little Abram" or "Abram junior"). The surname is currently most common in Poland, however it also appears in other countries like Israel, France, the United States, Canada, Belarus, Germany, Argentina and Brazil.
List of persons with the surname
- Mikoła Abramchyk (1903–1970), Belarusian politician
- Rüdiger Abramczik (born 1956), German football player and a coach
- Volker Abramczik (born 1964), German football player
- Rabbi Noam Abramchik, American Rabbi, the director of a NCSY chapter of Jewish Learning Centre
- Surname information in a Polish genealogical archive
- Abramczyk surname at the online Wiki dictionary (Polish)
- The surnames of Middle Eastern background list
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