JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: STEPHAN family name from Lampertheim, Hesse #general


Roger Lustig
 

Judith:

The surname STEFAN/STEPHAN/etc. is essentially unknown among German
Jews. Not least, it was the name of a Christian martyr, and very few
Jews selected such names as surnames.

If the family came >from Lampertheim and was Jewish at one point, they
would have to have converted -- something that may well have been recorded
in the church records. But the surname (if any) prior to that event
would have been different.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA
research coordinator, GerSIG

On 4/2/2016 7:51 PM, Judith Colette Levron nee Rothschild
uran99@... wrote:

The family name of STEPHAN (STEFFAN) >from Lampertheim, Hesse. Is there
a Jewish connection? ...

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