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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

Similar surnames: Sheng, Eskenazi, Slentz, Shean, Athanas, Asher, Achen, Askew, Shirazi

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Ashkenazi Family Origin

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Ashkenazi Family Occupations

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Ashkenazi Historical Records

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Ashkenazi Life Expectancy

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Between 1972 and 2004, in the United States, Ashkenazi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Ashkenazi in 1972 was 88, and 82 in 2004.

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