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Ashkenazi Family History

Ashkenazi Name Meaning
Jewish: nickname applied by Jews in Slavic countries for a Jew from Germany; it was also used to denote a Yiddish-speaking Jew who had settled in an area where non-Ashkenazic Jews were in the majority. Ashkenaz is a Biblical place name (Genesis 10:3, Jeremiah 51: 27), etymologically related to Greek Skythia ‘Scythia’. However, since the 9th century ad, if not earlier, it has been applied to Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

9,402 Historical Documents with Ashkenazi on Ancestry
821 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
38 Military Records
289 Immigration Records
172 Census and Voter Lists
8,082 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ashkenazi Families

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