Search for content in message boards

looking for religious background on surname Valdman in Bohemia

Replies: 20

looking for religious background on surname Valdman in Bohemia

Posted: 1354833321000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Valdman, Urban
My great-great grandfather was named Adam Valdman. He married Marie Bouse or Bousova from Kladrubce. I do not know if he was from Kladrubce as well. Marie was born in 1839 so he likely would have been born around the same time. His son Frantisek Valdman, born in 1863, emigrated to the US from Kasajovice in the 1880's and changed his name first to Frank Waldman and later to Frank Waldmann. It was stressed by my grandfather (Frank's son) when I was a child to never allow our surname to be misspelled, or people would think we were Jewish. (Nothing wrong with being Jewish!) I did some searching for other people named Valdman, and virtually all the names were Moshe, Shmuel and other Hebrew names. How would I find out if Adam was Jewish? We know that his wife Marie was born Catholic. Would a Catholic girl have married a Jewish boy in 1860's Bohemia? Is there any way to find this out, short of hiring a Czech genealogist? I do not read or speak Czech.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
fordhammsw 1354858521000 
aksamitnik01 1354885401000 
fordhammsw 1354887468000 
aksamitnik01 1354903694000 
marylevesque2... 1355600098000 
aksamitnik01 1355608939000 
marylevesque2... 1355612108000 
labald 1355616642000 
marylevesque2... 1355618315000 
labald 1355663285000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic