JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family surnames #general
"David Phillips" <email@example.com> wrote
Stan Goodman could not be more wrong. The British Royal family of1 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
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.