Sefardic surnames ? #general


Gregor Samsa <grsamsa@...>
 

Hello everybody,

I found that around the terrible year 1391 were all jewish people into Spain
were obligate to change into christianism (among other terrible things)
jewish change completely their names to a christian form.

I saw this on a large converter name's archive were was compared the old
(jewish) and the new (christian) name >from people >from Girona, Barcelona and
many other important places into Catalonia.

Actually into Spain a lot of descendents (my case, for example) still having
the jewish surname.

Could somebody explain this?

Mauricio Estruga

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