Re: Family surnames #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"David Phillips" <ganeff@hotmail.com> wrote

Stan Goodman could not be more wrong. The British Royal family of
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha under King George V changed their family name to Windsor
in 1917. This surname remains with the current queen who is married to
Prince Philip Mountbatten. Prince Charles will be lthe last of this line
as George VII and his son, Prince William will be the first king with the
surname Mountbatten.

Prince Philip's family name was Battenberg, changed to Mountbatten, but
his family ruled elsewhere in Europe (Bulgaria). and had no direct
connection to the current queen until 1947. Mr Ginzburg was well ahead of
his time.

See: http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page135.asp
1 The family name of the British monarchy is still Windsor, although there
is talk of Prince Charles heirs (and George VII doesn't seem a done deal -
it has just been mentioned by royal enthusiasts) as Mountbatten-Windsor.

2 http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page413.asp shows that Prince Philip and
the Queen are cousins as Queen Victoria is greatgreatgrandmother of both.

3 Prince Philip was part of the Greek royal family and they ruled until
overthrown in 1967.

The only connection to Jewish genealogy is possibly that Lord Mountbatten's
wife, Edwina, was said to be Jewish. She was a granddaughter of Sir Ernest
Cassel.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted on leaving Russia/Belarus or
later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)

MODERATOR NOTE: The original posting referred (in error) to the Battenberg
family. Neither the British nor Greek Royal families were Battenbergs although
the website quoted above shows Prince Philip's mother as a Battenberg having had
her own mother marry into that family. Future postings will only be considered
if relevant to this forum.

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