Re: Explanation of the name #names

Stephen Weinstein

This is the type of question to which a private reply would normally be appropriate, but the answer indicates you may be unwittingly researching a famous family of more general interest.

Zalmanson means "son of Zalman".

Reb Yosef Bunim Wallis married the daughter of Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev

You're probably looking at one of their descendants, and someone with the inherited surname Wallis and who was from the place Berditchev.

What's really fascinating, or at least of more general interest, is the marriages between this family and the Lubavitch-Chabad dynasty.

Take a look, for example, at

Or just Google some of the names -- there's a ton of information out there, some of it true, most of it legend.

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 01:17 PM, <hsalmenson@...> wrote:
Yekutiel Zalman of Berdichev Wallis
1: There does not appear to be a last name, I am researching the last name Zalmanson. From what I can ascertain Yekutial Zalman was the father of Levi Yitzhak Zalmanson.
2: I understand that he was from Berdichev but am not sure what the Wallis represents. In some parts of the tree the last name of Wallis does appear

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA

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