Iberian Ashkenaz/ EEIJH- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Abarbanel, Abravanel, Abroz, Acosta, Adriaansen, Akman, Albagesi, Al-Bagezi, Albom, Alfonso, Alkhelifi, Alomar, Alsina, Alvarez, Alves, Ambroz, Ambrozic, Amsterdam, Anbroz, Andrada, Andrade, Antunez, Anusim, Appel, Arabena, Arabene, Aravena, Arfin, Arkeen, Arkin, Arnold, Arroyo, Asbel, Asbili, Ascher, Aschkowitz, Aseo, Asher, Ashkenazi, Bacque, Bainhakher, Baker, Balearic, Banks, Barbanel, Bardige, Bardyga, Barreto, Barrufet, Baruch, Bassan, Batiste, Bauduhin, Bauer, Baumann, Beizaee, Ben-Avraham, Bendik, Bennett, Ben-Safed, Ben-Yehuda, Berdiga, Berdugo, Bergida, Bernato, Bier, Biro, Biterman, Blanco, Blooshi, Blum, Blumberg, Blushinsky, Boldo, Boldrini, Bonasera, Bonet, Bonnet, Borders, Boushee, Brandman, Braverman, Brenner, Brody, Bross, Broz, Brozgol, Bultman, Burde, Bush, Cahn, Calatayud, Calderon, Caldes, Calero, Calvete, Calvo, Camatte, Cambo, Cambon, Campos, Candelaria, Cantor, Cardona, Carmona, Caro, Carr, Carrasco, Carrera, Carter, Cavalier, Celentano, Chanoff, Chapparro, Charlap, Charlow, Chemerisov, Chernick, Chernoff, Chudnow, Chudnowsky, Chueta, Clavero, Clifton, Cobarrubias, Coe, Cohen, Coig, Coleman, Coll, Colman, Colthorpe, Consor, Converso, Cooper, Cordasco, Cordes, Cordoba, Cordova, Cortez, Costa, Covo, Coy, Cruz, Crypto-Jew, Cuevas, Czerner, Czudnovsky, Da Costa, da Silva, Dacher, Darazio, Davenport, Davis, de Andrade, de Aquino, de Broz, de la Barca, de la Cruz, de Leeuwe, de Leon, de Lima, de Lira, de Lyon, de Melo, de Oliveira, de Rezende, DeCosta, Del Porto, Delgado, deLisser, Denning, Denovitch, Denowitz, Dias, Dillon, Doernberg, Dolgow, Domangue, Domingues, Dominguez, D'Orazio, dos Santos, Douglas, Dubnick, Duran, Echevarria, EEIJH, Elizabelar, Elliot, Ellish, Ellman, Engelberg, Epner, Epstein, Eskenazi, Espinoza, Esquivel, Evans, Fahn, Faria, Farias, Faust, Fay, Fayet, Feliciano, Fernandes, Fernandez, Ferrara, Ferreira, Ferreiro, Filho, Fink, Fiol, Fischer, Fletcher, Florentino, Flores, Frank, Frankel, Franklin, Freeman, Friedenthal, Friedman, Gaba, Gabas, Gabler, Gabriele, Gafanovich, Gaffin, Garcia, Garston, Gass, Gavira, Gazzah, Gefen, Gelfand, Gelpe, Gerstl, Gobb, Gobbi, Gobler, Gold, Goldberg, Goldstein, Goldstone, Golombek, Gomes, Gomez, Goncalves, Gonzales, Goza, Gozhanskij, Grana, Granade, Grausbard, Gray, Green, Greenspan, Grosz, Gussow, Guzardo, Guzman, Guzzardo, Haag, Hagemann, Halpern, Harlow, Harrold, Helfand, Henoch, Hernandez, Herrera, Herzlich, Hofmeister, Holiger, Hollander, Hollinger, Horowitz, Hosse, Hubbard, Hullinger, Hurroz, Iberian, Iofe, Jabbari, Jacobi, Jacoby, Jaffe, Jaffer, Jewish, Juhl, Jungelson, Kadosh, Kalmen, Kanzor, Kapilevich, Katz, Kavalierchik, Khokhar, Kingston, Knight, Kopolow, Kottwitz, Kransdorff, Krinzman, Kuehnert, Kushner, Lane, Langinger, Lanier, Laniewski, Lapidus, Lasner, Latre, Laufer, Laver, Leon, Lerner, Levenstein, Levi, Levin, Levine, Levinge, Levy, Lewber, Lewis, Lieberman, Lisbona, Lo Guzardo, Lom, Lome, Long, Lopes, Lopez, Lourdon, Love, Lovinger, Lozano, Lozins, Lozinski, Lucas, Lujan, Luria, Lurie, Majorca, Mallorca, Mandel, Mantello, Mariategui, Markwell, Marques, Martin, Martinez, Mason, Massion, Mata, Mattos, May, Mayer, McGoogan, Medeiros, Medina, Melamed, Melamedavitz, Melamid, Melondovitch, Mena, Mendes, Mendez, Merido, Merino, Merovitz, Merritt, Michel, Mijatovik, Miller, Milliron, Mizruchi, Montanes, Montemayor, Montesa, Montoro, Morales, Morrison, Mozesson, Muller, Murillo, Myers, Naconiezmy, Naranjo, Nasatir, Neto, Nieglos, Noguera, Ofen, Oliveira, Opinheim, Orabona, Orabuena, Oracz, Ortiz, Oryan, Otero, Oxford, Pabon, Padua, Padva, Padwa, Padwe, Padwee, Padwi, Paenson, Paiensohn, Paienson, Palestin, Palumbo, Paredes, Parker, Passy, Paul, Paulson, Pe-Curto, Pelliccioli, Pellish, Pelta, Pereira, Pereiro, Peres, Perez, Permut, Perry, Pines, Pinho, Pinzon, Pisierra, Pitzele, Plada, Pomerantz, Portugal, Povlotsky, Prado, Premock, Principe, Prochownik, Pyenson, Pynson, Quinn, Rabellini, Rabellino, Ralat, Ramadan, Ramon, Ramos, Raphael, Raphaelson, Raskin, Ravelino, Relat, Rest, Reyes, Ricci, Rios, Rivera, Robbins, Roco, Roderick, Rodriguez, Roitman, Rojo, Roldan, Roman, Rombro, Romm, Rosenberg, Rosenblatt, Rosenthal, Rosett, Ross, Rotblatt, Rothrock, Ruiz, Rulat, Ryan, Rzepka, Sagarbarrio, Sailer, Salas, Saldana, Salinas, Sanders, Sandground, Sandhaus, Santi, Santiago, Santos, Santoscoy, Saraciewsky, Saraczewski, Sassoon, Saylor, Schank, Schermer, Schirek, Schischa, Schlussel, Schor, Schroeder, Searfoss, Seiler, Sendin, Sephardic, Sephardim, Serebryanyi, Shade, Shaltiel, Shams, Shapiro, Shaw, Shirek, Shumyatsky, Shupler, Sierra, Silva, Silver, Silverberg, Simerson, Simpkins, Slonim, Slonimsky, Smith, Soares, Sobelman, Soriano, Sosa, Sotela, Souza, Soza, Spain, Spector, Srebreny, Stanley, Stein, Tafolla, Talalay, Talalaya, Talalya, Tallin, Tarkoff, Taylor, Teixeira, Tenorio, Terriente, Thugut, Tilles, Toledo, Tollin, Tolosa, Tomas, Torres, Tovar, Tovares, Trabitz, Trapido, Troyansky, Trujillo, Truxillo, Tucker, Turin, Turski, Turyn, Uhthoff, Underwood, Urovish, Urroz, Vargas, Varnavatii, Varnavatyi, Vaz, Velasco, Velez, Villa, Villar, Villegas, Vitale, Vroz, Waletzky, Watts, Webb, Webber, Weber, Weinberger, Weinstock, Weintraub, Weiseman, Weissberg, Welch, Whalen, Whisman, Widelec, Widelitz, Winthrop, Wiseman, Wyzan, Xambo, Xuereb, Xuete, Yaffe, Yoffee, Young, Zaccard, Zaidins, Zakon, Zamojre, Zamora, Zayden, Zedan, Zerfass, Zermeno, Zhivotovsky, Zlotnikovich, Zmora, Zylberberg

Background

There are Ashkenazi families in Eastern, Western, Northern and Central Europe who have Spanish or Portuguese surnames, an oral history of having Sephardic ancestors, or some other indicator of Sephardic heritage such as a particular custom or being a carrier of a genetic disease found mostly in the Mediterranean. Often their Sephardic ancestry has not been verifiable through archival records. We would like to find out if DNA analysis provides support of a Sephardic ancestry among some Ashkenazi Jews.

There is some historic research that documents the presence of Sephardic Jews in Eastern Europe.  A YIVO summary article of this research can be found at:

http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Sephardim


In the table of Y-results, sub-categories are labeled "unconfirmed," "possible," "likely" and "confirmed" Sephardic ancestry, as well as "converso" and "possible converso." Please note that use of the term "confirmed" does NOT imply that we have found archival records to support the DNA-based conclusion. For the purposes of this project, "confirmation" means that there is a high probability that the Y-DNA match between the Ashkenazi and Sephardi or converso descendant traces back to a common ancestor who lived in Iberia during the 14th-16th centuries. It does NOT imply that the the ancestral line originated in the Near East, nor does it imply that the common ancestors necessarily lived for many generations in Iberia.


LEARNING ABOUT GENETIC GENEALOGY:

Family Tree DNA learning center:    www.familytreedna.com/learn/
Family Tree DNA webinars:    www.familytreedna.com/learn/ftdna/webinars/

ISOGG beginner's guide to genetic genealogy:  www.isogg.org/wiki/Beginners'_guides_to_genetic_genealogy

A glossary for those unfamiliar with the terminology used by genetic genealogists can be found at:     www.isogg.org/course/glossary.htm

Some helpful books:  Genetic Genealogy, The Basics and Beyond by Emily D. Aulicino, 2013
                                Legacy:  A Genetic History of the Jewish People by Harry Ostrer, 2012


Some helpful Facebook groups:  Tracing the Tribe    www.facebook.com/groups/20364215746/
                                                Sephardic Jews in Poland    www.facebook.com/groups/PolSephardim/

Helpful websites on Sephardic genealogy:   Harry Stein's   www.sephardim.com       
                                                               Jeff Malka's   www.sephardicgen.com

Wikipedia is also a reliable source for information on genetic genealogy

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