I have determined that the original surname for the family I
descended >from is an acronym for Yomtov Lipman. Would I definitely
be related to one of the three famous rabbis or are there many lines
of Yomtov Lipmans with no connection to these rabbis at all?
I've narrowed down my ancestors to a couple whose surnames are
LIPMAN and DEVRA living in Kaunas likely to be born in the late
1700s to early 1800s with children Meyer, Yankel, Joseph, and
Benjamin; however I suspect that they may have originally come from
Germany and possibly began to abbreviate the name there. Has anyone
traced their Yomtov Lipman roots to Germany?
Van Nuys, CA, USA