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 feelWhy 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).
BLOMSTERThe 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.
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