Re; Jewish surnames #general


Does this assist the discussion?

InLionel Kochan's new book, The Making of Western Jewry, 1600-1819, page
233, he states that under Joseph II, 'by a patent of 1787 they were required to
discard their inherited Jewish names and take on German given and family

One possible inference >from this is that Jews could decide to take on
whichever Jewish names they wished.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England

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