Re: Jewish surnames #belarus


Connie Fisher Newhan
 

In a message dated 7/2/2005 12:08:39 PM Pacific Standard Time,
a.sharon@... writes:

Where is this story "about the myth that Jews had to pay for a good names",
came from?
When I contacted two unrelated families (NEUHAHN and FRIEDSAM) in Germany
who had the same surnames I am researching, I was told by both of them they are
Christian and that their family lore was that when Jews had to adopt
surnames, they paid their families for the use of their names.

Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
ROTHSTEIN, HAMBURGER(Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia)
BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas),
KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA),
NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ, GERSHIKEVICH

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