Re: Margolioth/Margulies rabbinic family from Galicia #galicia #rabbinic


Dan Rottenberg
 

The only connection  I can think of between Perlmutter and Margolioth is this: The name Margolioth/Margulies comes from the Hebrew word margalith, which comes from the Greek word for pearl. Several scholarly books says the name indicates descent from a woman named Pearl or some variation. Indeed, the Margolioth rabbinic dynasty is traced back to a 15th-century couple named Moses and Margala Marmonda. Their son, Jacob Margolioth of Nuremberg (1420?-1492?), was the first to bear the Margolioth surname. Presumably he took it as a tribute to his mother, Margala, who might also have been known as Pearl.
Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA USA

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