JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A Jewish Family? Levi HOPKINS, UK #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>

"Harvey" < harvey@... > wrote:

Nicki Rumble writes:

"My gt gt gt grandfather was James Hopkins born in Somerset UK in
1936...father was Abel ...was living with a Levi Hopkins in 1841 census in
Chard Somerset UK. A friend suggested that the names are Jewish and maybe
James was of Jewish descent."

I reckon these are not Jewish names, but biblical names - often used in
Britain and elsewhere by non-Jews.
Compare Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens' "Christmas Carol". There used to be a
character in a radio soap Zebedee and currently a Shula. The soap is one of
English countryfolk and she is very definitely not supposed to be Jewish.

See Somerset and Dorset
Surnames - Levi Chester b1810 with mother Hannah. He was married to Sarah
Lee at St Peter's CofE.

Also Levi Langdon
christened in church.

Nick Landau
London, UK

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