Re: Do we have Jewish ancestors? #general


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <BAY22-F4772954A81BE6B191E0E7D8DC0@...>,
anu ruokanen <anu.santra.alisa@...> wrote:

We have been studying our familytree for a while, but now I feel
like I can´t get anywhere anymore... We strongly believe that
we have Jewish roots, but there is not such mention in records.
Why do you have this belief? Are there any family stories or unusual
customs and practices that might be clues?

However many first names are like Abraham, Israel, Joshua...
Such biblical names were quite common among Protestants in many
places (I don't know about Finland).

I´ll
write a list about familynames if someone can tell more about
them. And how can we find out if our ansectors were Jewish ?
BLOMSTER
ALM
KALIN
TUMULI
STENIA
HOLMDAHL
ROSNELL
RINGVALL
FRIMAN
OJA
The only one that I would recognize as typically Jewish is FRIMAN.
However, some of the others might be slightly altered versions of
more typical Jewish surnames (KALIN >from KAPLAN? RINGVALL >from
RINGWALD? ROSNELL >from ROSNER?); many Jews don't have typically Jewish
names, and very few surnames are exclusively of Jewish origin.

Robert Israel
israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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