JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ELCHANAN or ELKINS surname #general

Steve Elkins <steveelkins@...>


My name is Steve Elkins. I would like to know if anyone has any
information they would be willing to share on the surnames of "Elchanan"
or "Elkins." I have been told by my uncle that my family contains the
direct descendants of a sixteenth century Dutch rabbi, Isaac Elchanan,
whose sons immigrated to England and became Christian and would eventually
go to the United States. Any information would be helpful, as I would
like to learn more about the rabbi's life and what compelled his three
sons to go to England.

Thank you,
Steve Elkins

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