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Is the surname "Yetzer" Jewish?

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Is the surname "Yetzer" Jewish?

Posted: 1280770075000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Yetzer, Jetzer, Jesser, Yesser
Hello Everyone,

I am trying to find out if I have Jewish ancestry. My last name is Yetzer and that's is a unique name. I have never meant another person outside of my family who has that name. I have tried to find out what it means but have been unable to.

I know that in Judaism the term "yetzer" means desire or inclination. I am quite certain because of this that I have Jewish roots.

The first Yetzer on my line is John Baptist Yetzer. Who emigrated to America in the 1830s from Switzerland. He then settled in Shelby, Ohio.

Is there anyone on this forum who has any ties to the Yetzer family? I would really appreciate some help on this so all suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated!
Also, does anyone know anything about researching in Switzerland?


Anthony Yetzer
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