Re: MARGULIES/MARGOLIOTH Rabbinic Dynasty #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper

On 2005.08.04, Dan Rottenberg <> had written:

One reason that casts doubt on a connection:
1. My great-grandfather Louis MARGULIES (1864-1923) was a Levite,
according to his gravestone. I've found nothing in any rabbinic
literature to indicate that the rabbinical MARGOLIOTHs were Levites.
On 2005.08.05, Tomer Brunner <> replied:

I don't know if this is the case, but generally, it is possible
that a Levite ancestor (with whatever surname) was married into
a non-Levite MARGOLIOTH family and took his wife's surname.
I knew a woman who passed away whose maiden name was MARGOLIS. She
was told by her father that they were a widespread family. That
little piece of information at least traced her back to the founder
of the family Rabbi Moshe MARGOLIS of Mironda and his wife Margola
(after whose name the name Margolis is derived). There is definitely
a tradition that Rabbi Moshe MARGOLIS of Mironda was descended from
Rashi. I have never read how though. I haven't yet gotten Dr. Neil
Rosenstein's book on the MARGOLIS family. The name MARGOLIS was
passed through the male and female lines.

Yisrael Asper
Pittsburgh PA

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