Book of Jewish and Crypto-Jewish Surnames

Book of Jewish and Crypto-Jewish Surnames

With interest in genealogy and DNA increasing, many Americans are finding hidden or long-lost Jewish lines in their family tree. From unlikely places like Scotland and the Appalachian Mountains to the Bible and archives of the Spanish Inquisition, this compendium is the first to cover the naming practices of Conversos, Marranos and secret Jews along with more familiar Central and Eastern European Jewries. Includes Joseph Jacobs’ classic work on Jewish Names, chapter on Scottish clans and septs, thousands of Sephardic and Ashkenazic surnames from early colonial records and Rabbi Malcolm Stern’s 445 Early American Jewish Families. Appendix A contains 400 surnames from the Greater London cemetery Adath Yisroel. Appendix B provides a combined name index to the indispensable When Scotland Was Jewish, Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America and The Early Jews and Muslims of England and Wales, all by Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman and Donald N. Yates. Extensive index and bibliography.

Series: DNA Consultants Series on Consumer Genetics
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 11, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1985856565
ISBN-13: 978-1985856561
Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches