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Alexander Beider's Book Gives Us Tremendous insight into the meaning of our family names Horwitz (Horowitz, Gurevich) and Yaffa (Ioffe)

Alexlander Beider has written a wonderful reference with respect to Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire. He tells us where the name came from, what it means, what type of name it is, how common it was, and where the name was found. The pages linked from this page were taken from that book.

The references for this information is A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire by Alexander Beider, 1993, Avotaynu, Inc., ISBN 0-9626373-3-5 and A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names, Their Origins, Structure, Pronunciation, and Migrations by Alexander Beider, Avotaynu, Inc. ISBN 1-886223-12-2. Copyright 1993 Alexander Beider.

If you would like to purchase this book or other fine works by Dr Beider you can order through AVOTAYNU by calling 1-800-286-8296 or order from their website by clicking here. You can email them at mail@avotaynu.com

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