Re: Researching my Jewish origins: KOPPE, BISMARCK? #general
Robert Israel <israel@...>
scott hardy <email@example.com> wrote:
My family came >from Germany in 1880. Their name was KOPPE. MySort of. Ancestry.com
quotes the Dictionary of American Family Names saying that Koppe is North
German, >from Low German Köppe, a pet form of Jakob, German form of Jacob.
MyI think Prince Otto must be spinning in his grave at that suggestion.
The fact is that many German surnames are used both by Jews and non-Jews,
so they generally don't provide evidence of Jewish origin.
Robert Israel firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver, BC, Canada