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Al-Musawi

Not to be confused with Zacarias Moussaoui Al-Mūsawi Arabic: الموسوي ‎, pronounced is a surname that presumably indicates a person comes from a prestigious and highly respected family with a transnational identity descending from Muhammad through ...

Musharbash Family

Al-Musharbash is a prominent Christian Jordanian family who have resided in Jordan since the 1600s. It is thought that they are descendants of the historical Ghassanid dynasty through one of the 12 sons of King Amr IV, who ruled over a large port ...

Sadr (name)

Sadr is a family name originating in Lebanon and a branch of Musawi family tracing to Musa Ibn Jaafar the seventh Shia Imam.

Matran family of Shamizdin

Matran is an Assyrian word for Metropolitan or Archbishop. The Metropolitans of Shamizdin based at the Mar Ishu Monastery in the area of Nochiya in south east Turkey, have always been known by their hereditary title of Mar Khnanishu. History reco ...

Lavigueur family

The Lavigueur family is a Quebec family who made headlines in Canada in the 1980s after winning a lottery jackpot of.650.267 in 1986, then the largest prize ever given by Loto-Quebec. The trials and troubles of the Lavigueur family have since bec ...

Robidoux family

The Robidoux family played a major role in settling Canada and America from the 17th to the 19th centuries. This family was instrumental in the history of New France in Canada, and the expansion of American territories to such places as St. Josep ...

Rougeau wrestling family

The Rougeau wrestling family is a family of Canadian professional wrestlers, with the first Rougeau member taking up wrestling in the 1940s. So far four generations of the family have been involved in professional wrestling starting with Eddie Au ...

Dagling

The Dagling or Dogling dynasty was a legendary clan of the petty kingdom Ringerike in what today is Norway. It was descended from a Dag the Great. In the Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson writes that the clan was descended from Dag the Great whose ...

Gausian dynasty

The Gausi or Gausian dynasty was a prominent Lombard ruling clan in the second half of the 6th century. They were either pagans or perhaps Arian Christians and were frequently at odds with the Roman Catholic Church. Under their rule, the Lombards ...

Myrging

The Myrgings were a clan and people of Saxon origin who, together with their king Eadgils, are only mentioned in the Old English poem Widsith. They are mentioned as the people of the scop Widsith. They appear to have been the neighbours of the An ...

Ezekwe

Oke Ezekwem as he was known was from Umuaka Dike in Umuezeagha clan in Ezeawulu. One of the most notable leaders of the area traditional ruler of Ezeawulu village who was at war with Nnama Orjiakor of Umuanum village before the coming of the Brit ...

Nnama

Nnama is the name of an Igbo Royal family from Nibo, Awka South LGA, in Anambra State, Nigeria. Other variations include Nnama-Orjiakor. They are part of the Umu-eleh/ Umu ele clan in Umuenechi, Umuanum, Nibo. This clan is part of the greater Umu ...

Nnebe

Nnebe, is the name of an Igbo family. There are several Nnebes that span different towns in Igboland. One example is from Nibo, Awka South Local Government Area, of Anambra State, Nigeria. They are part of umunna’ Umuonyejekwe in Umuezeanowi kins ...

Ojiako Ezenne

His Royal Highness, Ogbuefi Ojiako Ezenne was a member of the Igbo tribe who was appointed by the Colonial government to serve as Warrant Chief and then Paramount Chief, of Adazi-Nnukwu, currently in Anambra State in Nigeria. As the new protector ...

Abravanel

The Abravanel family, also spelled as Abarbanel, Abrabanel, Avravanel, Barbernell, or Barbanel, literally meaning Ab Rabban El is one of the oldest and most distinguished Jewish families. It first achieved prominence on the Iberian peninsula duri ...

Alexander family

The Alexander family was a prominent Croatian Jewish family from Zagreb. Alexander family ancestors moved to Zagreb from Gussing in Austria. For a century, the family played an important role in the economic and social life of Zagreb. Until 1941 ...

Alfandari

Alfandari was a family of eastern rabbis prominent in the 17th and 18th centuries, found in Smyrna, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. The name may be derived from a Spanish locality, perhaps from Alfambra. The following is a list of the chief member ...

Auerbach (Jewish family)

The Jewish family Auerbach, Авербах of the 16th to 19th century was a family of scholars, the progenitor of which was Moses Auerbach, born around 1462, court Jew to the bishop of Regensburg as of around 1497. One of his daughters, who went to Kra ...

Austerlitz (family)

Austerlitz is the name of a Jewish family. As is the case with all names derived from places, the surname "Austerlitz" does not necessarily signify that all the persons so named belong to one family. The Name originated in Austerlitz, Moravia. It ...

Blank family

The Blank family is in the Russian Empire, mostly notable as the immediate ancestry of the maternal grandfather of Vladimir Lenin. Some researchers suggest that Lenins maternal grandfather was a Jewish convert to Christianity. Whether or not Leni ...

Caceres family

Caceres was the name of a family, members of which lived in Venezuela, Portugal, the Netherlands, England, Mexico, Honduras, Peru, Suriname, the West Indies, and the United States. They came from the city of Caceres in Spain.

Cansino family

The family was a Spanish-Jewish family, famous in history for its wealth and influence, its scholars and poets. Jacob Cansino I served as an interpreter at Oran, a Spanish colony in northwestern Africa, under Charles V, until 1556, when he was se ...

Carasso family

The Carasso family was a prominent Sephardic Jewish family in Ottoman Selanik. In the early 20th century, some members of the family were active in the Young Turks and others went on to found the modern yogurt industry. Notable members of the fam ...

Caslari family

Caslari is the name of a Jewish family originally from Caylar, a village in the department of Herault, France. A rather important Jewish community existed at Caylar in the Middle Ages. After the royal edict of September 17, 1394, these Jews went ...

Castellazzo family

The Castellazzo family was an Italian-Jewish family who settled at the beginning of the sixteenth century in Cairo, where several members occupied the rabbinate with distinction. The most important family members were the following:

De Castro family (Sephardi Jewish)

The de Castro surname is used by a Sephardic Jewish family of Portuguese, Spanish and Italian origin. Soon after the establishment of the Portuguese Inquisition, members of the family emigrated to Bordeaux, Bayonne, Hamburg, and various cities in ...

Cicurel family

The Cicurels were a prominent Sephardic Jewish family in Egypt throughout the first half of the 20th century, best known for the elite department store chain bearing their family name. Moreno Cicurel, the family patriarch, emigrated from Turkey i ...

Curiel family

The Curiel family is a prominent Sephardi Jewish family. Until the late 18th century, the family held diplomatic positions for the Portuguese Crown in Hamburg and Amsterdam.

De la Caballeria

De la Caballeria, Sephardic family of Aragon, Spain, widely ramified, and influential through its wealth and scholarship, especially in Saragossa. The family descended from D. Solomon ibn Labi de la Caballeria, who had nine sons. The eldest, Bona ...

Henriques family

Henriques is a Portuguese surname meaning Son of Henrique. The Henriques family has many branches, each with a somewhat different surname. In 16th century Portugal, dozens of New Christian families used the name singly or in combination with othe ...

Kalonymos family

Kalonymos or Kalonymus is a prominent Jewish family who lived in Italy, which, after the settlement at Mainz and Speyer of several of its members, took during many generations a leading part in the development of Jewish learning in Germany. The f ...

Freud family

The family of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psychoanalysis, lived in Austria and Germany until the 1930s before emigrating to England, Canada and the United States. Several of Freuds descendants have become well known in different fields.

Galante (pedigree)

Galante was a Jewish family which flourished at the beginning of the 16th century in Rome, and the head of which, Mordecai, was a Spanish exile of the Angel family. His courteous manners won for him from the Roman nobles the surname "Galantuomo", ...

Ibn Tibbon

Prominent members of the family include: Judah ben Saul ibn Tibbon 1120–after 1190, translator and physician. Born in Granada, he left Spain in 1150, probably on account of anti-Semitic persecution by the Almohades, and went to Lunel in southern ...

Itzig family

Many of the thirteen children of Daniel Itzig and Miriam Wulff, and their descendants and spouses, had significant impact on both Jewish and German social and cultural history. Notable ones are set out below.

Kadoorie family

The Kadoorie family are a wealthy British family, originally Mizrahi Jews from Baghdad. From the mid-18th century they were established in Mumbai, becoming one of the wealthiest families in Asia; their businesses were subsequently centered in Sha ...

Lopes Suasso

Lopes Suasso is the name of an important aristocratic Portuguese Jewish family that played an important role in banking.

Mendel (Hungarian family)

The Jewish Hungarian family of Mendel is the name of a prominent Hungarian family which flourished in the latter half of the 15th century and in the first half of the 16th in Ofen. Members of three generations of it are known; namely, Jacob, Isra ...

Mocatta

Mocatta is the name of a prominent Anglo-Jewish family originally from Portugal known for philanthropy, leadership and sponsorship of arts and letters, particularly in the United Kingdom. Long involved in finance, commerce, and the law, they are ...

Najara family

Najara was the name of an Sephardic Jewish family, originally from Najera, a Spanish city of Navarre, on the River Najerilla. In the history of rabbinical literature, Najaras are found at Algeria, Tunis, Damascus, Turkey etc. Notable people with ...

Oppenheim family

The Oppenheim Family is a German-Jewish banking family, which has been a prominent family in banking and finance in the European markets since at least the 18th century. According to Forbes magazines Family Dynasties, the Oppenheim Family divides ...

Pereire brothers

The Pereire brothers were prominent 19th-century financiers in Paris, France, who were rivals of the Rothschilds. Like the Rothschilds, they were Jews, but the Pereire brothers were Sephardi Jews of Portuguese origin.

Pierleoni family

The family of the Pierleoni, meaning "sons of Peter Leo", was a great Roman patrician clan of the Middle Ages, headquartered in a tower house in the quarter of Trastevere that was home to a larger number of Roman Jews. The heads of the family oft ...

Poupko

Poupko is a prominent rabbinic family hailing from Russia. Led by Rabbi Eliezer, Av Beth Din of Velizh, and Pesha, noted female talmudist. All of their children went on to play an important role within world jewry. Genealogists speculate that Pou ...

Baron Rothschild

Baron Rothschild, of Tring in the County of Hertfordshire, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1885 for Sir Nathan Rothschild, 2nd Baronet, a member of the Rothschild banking family. He was the first Jewish member o ...

Rothschild banking family of Austria

Salomon Mayer had been sent to Austria from his home in Frankfurt, Germany by his father, Mayer Amschel Rothschild 1744-1812. Wanting his sons to succeed on their own and to expand the family business across Europe, Mayer Amschel Rothschild had h ...

Rothschild banking family of Naples

The Rothschild banking family of Naples was founded by Calmann Mayer von Rothschild who was sent to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies from Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1821 by his father, Mayer Amschel Rothschild. Wanting his sons to succeed on th ...

Schaechter-Gottesman

The Schaechter-Gottesman family is a leading family in Yiddish language and cultural studies. Members include: Lifshe Schaechter-Widman nee Gottesman 1893-1974 – author of Yiddish autobiography, folksinger Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman 1920-2013 - Y ...

Senigaglia family

The Senigaglia family is an Italian Jewish family, whose origins can be traced back nearly 800 years, the period between the High Middle Age and the Renaissance.

Sforno (family)

Sforno is the name of a prominent Jewish Italian family, many members of which distinguished themselves as rabbis and scholars. The most prominent of these were the following: