Sometime in the mid 18th century Abraham ben ...?... JAFFE migrated to the
town of Rawicz in the then Kingdom of Poland. Around 1710 a son was
born,Moses JAFFE. Moses married Hanna and two sons were born to them
around 1750-60, Abraham and Samuel Zanwill JAFFE. Both these grandsons had
large familes. Meanwhile this region was captured by the Kingdom of Prussia
and the town now was named Rawitsch, part of Posen Province.
JAFFE is an ancient Jewish surname and it goes back to at least the 15th
century in Poland, Italy and Bohemia. There are numerous Jaffe dynasties,
some quite famous. For some 30 years I have researched my branch in
Rawitsch, all the time trying to link it to the other JAFFE branches in
Europe, but without success. I think the key would be to find the
succession of names like Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Meir, and Hirsch among
other JAFFE branches elsewhere, maybe in Posen, Prague or Bologna or deep in
Poland. >from one of them young Abraham ventured forth to Rawicz in the mid
So I'm asking for help >from all of you Jaffe researchers: Do these
personal names show up in your trees? Can any of you help me, please?
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