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In this chapter Alex Beider discusses the Nine Types  that he uses to categorize Jewish surnames. We have reproduced a portion of the article that deals with Levite and Rabbinical names. Horowitz is a Levite, Rabbinical and toponym. We did not include all the part discussing toponyms because the name is well covered in the earlier two parts. Our other surname, Yaffa, is also Rabbinical. For complete attribution information click Copyright 1993 Alexander Beider.

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