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LIDGOLD, BENDEN, HAMMON - England 16&17th Century

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Re: LIDGOLD, BENDEN, HAMMON - England 16&17th Century

Posted: 1382445697000
Classification: Query
You can't attach much significance to Jewish-sounding names (and I'm skeptical of the claim that "names that end in 'gold' are often Jewish"). See this link for some discussion of the matter: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/namfaq0.htm#11 This statement towards the end sums it up nicely: "...you *cannot* conclude from a family name alone whether the family is/was Jewish or not."

A DNA test might provide some indication of Jewish ancestry. JewishGen (www.jewishgen.org) is a good resource to find available databases of indexed Jewish records for the UK, as well as make contact with others who may be researching your surnames.

Good luck!
Mitch
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