Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Question about SHAPIRO ancestries #rabbinic

Eric Mack

Was that family Levi'im, or are the Speros I know, who are Levi'im,
not related to these other families?

Eric Mack, Jerusalem

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 2:57:07 AM GMT+2,
Dan Rottenberg dan@danrottenberg.com <ravsig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:


The short answer is: All those spellings derive >from the same root,
which is Spira -- meaning >from the town of Speyer. And they're
probably (but not definitely) all connected to that famous rabbinic

Good luck!

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA

On Jan 7, 2018, at 8:51 AM, David E Goldman lugman@verizon.net
...I am aware that there was a famous rabbinical family in
Poland that included rabbis with that name. Now the issue is whether
this means my family's descent >from that rabbinical family since
spellings of the last name varied among SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, SPIRO and

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