JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family names #general
Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
If we all had family names since Exodus or before, and there were 10 lost
tribes, that would leave 2 tribes. Add a few priests who would be Cohanim,
and you get surnames you could count on the fingers of one hand-not the
plethora you see today.