Re: Rothenberg family tree #general


beer_tom@...
 

I have a Rotenberg/Rottenberg/Rosenberg great-grandmother (the official documentation that I have uses all three versions) that came from Zohatin, Galicia and moved to Budapest in the mid to late 1800s.  What are the chances that the name was just picked at random (perhaps because of one of these famous Rothenberg Rabbis) when Austrian Jews were forced to acquire surnames?

Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia

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