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First published in 1960, and revised through 1991, Malcolm Stern's First American Jewish Families was a groundbreaking work of genealogy, detailing the trees of 600 early Jewish-American families from 1645-1988. Stern's work is viewable online at the American Jewish Archives.

Many of the families in Stern's book are also on Geni. Below is a list of the families with links to the Geni profiles of the progenitors. Note that Stern counted 600 families by breaking larger families into separate trees. The number of distinct families appear to be about 445.

Project is complete with 464 profiles in it.

  1. Aarons I
  2. Aarons II
  3. Aarons III
  4. Aarons IV
  5. Abendanone-Cohen Delmonte and Abendanone-Cohen Delmonte (The first link is to the Abendanone family and the second link is to the Cohen Delmonte family)
  6. Abraham
  7. Abrahams I
  8. Abrahams II
  9. Abrahams III Abrams (The Abrams part comes from the surname change of Elias' children and the grandchildren of Emanuel)
  10. Abrahams IV
  11. Abrahams V
  12. Abrahams VI
  13. Abrahams VII
  14. Adolphus
  15. Alexander I
  16. Alexander II
  17. Allen
  18. Ancker
  19. Andrews I
  20. Andrews II
  21. Arnold
  22. Asch
  23. Azuby
  24. Bach
  25. Bamberger
  26. Barnet
  27. Barnett I
  28. Barnett II
  29. Barnett III
  30. Barnett IV
  31. Barnett V
  32. Barnett VI
  33. Barnett VII
  34. Barrett
  35. Baruc
  36. Baruch I
  37. Baruch II
  38. Benjamin I
  39. Benjamin II
  40. Berlandina-Bensaken
  41. Benzaken
  42. Bernheim I
  43. Bernheim II
  44. Binswanger
  45. Bloch
  46. Block
  47. Block II
  48. Bloomingdale
  49. Bomeisler
  50. Fonseca Brandon and Fonseca Brandon (The first link is to the Fonseca family and the second link is to the Brandon family)
  51. Rodriguez Brandon
  52. Brauer
  53. Brickner
  54. Brush
  55. Bush
  56. Cadet
  57. Canter
  58. Cardozo
  59. Carvalho
  60. Cauffman
  61. Clava
  62. Cohen I
  63. Cohen II
  64. Cohen III
  65. Cohen IV
  66. Cohen V
  67. Cohen VI
  68. Cohen VII
  69. Cohen VIII
  70. Cohen IX
  71. Cohen X
  72. Cohen XI
  73. Cohen XII
  74. Cohen XIII (only found on the Addendum and Corrections)
  75. Coleman
  76. Content
  77. Cromelien
  78. Da Costa I
  79. Da Costa II
  80. Davega
  81. David
  82. Davies
  83. Davis I
  84. Davis II
  85. De Crasto
  86. Cohen D'Azevedo
  87. De Cordova
  88. De Lange
  89. Delgado
  90. De La Motta
  91. Delmar
  92. De Ledesma (Surname could have been Ledesma)
  93. De Molina
  94. De Leon I
  95. De Leon II
  96. De Lucena
  97. De Lyon
  98. Bueno de Mesquita
  99. De Pass I
  100. De Pass II
  101. Derkheim
  102. De Sola I
  103. De Sola II
  104. De Torres I
  105. De Torres II
  106. Dinkelspiel/Dinel (only found on the Update)
  107. Dyer
  108. Elias
  109. Elizer
  110. Elkin I
  111. Elkin II
  112. Ellis I
  113. Ellis II
  114. Emanuel I
  115. Emanuel II
  116. Emanuel III
  117. Etting
  118. Ezekiel
  119. Fleisher
  120. Felbel
  121. Fonseca
  122. Florance
  123. Franks I
  124. Franks I de Lancey
  125. Franks I Cooper
  126. Franks I Watson Northey and Franks I Watson Northey (First link is to the Watson part and the second link is to the Northey part)
  127. Franks I Hamilton
  128. Franks I Kuhn
  129. Franks I Johnson
  130. Franks II
  131. Franks III
  132. Gans
  133. Goldschmidt
  134. Goldsmith
  135. Gomez I
  136. Gomez II
  137. Gratz (First use of the Gratz surname)
  138. Guggenheimer and Guggenheimer (They are either brothers or cousins. First link is to Abraham and second link is to Sigmund)
  139. Haas
  140. Hackenburg
  141. Hamburger-Moses-Levy-Hart
  142. Harby
  143. Harris I
  144. Harris II
  145. Hart I
  146. Hart II
  147. Hart III
  148. Hart IV
  149. Hart V
  150. Hart VI
  151. Hart VII
  152. Hart VIII (Daughter Sarah married a Hart)
  153. Hart IX
  154. Hart X
  155. Hart XI
  156. Hart XII
  157. Hart XIII
  158. Hart XIV
  159. Hays
  160. Hecht
  161. Hecht-Lowenberg
  162. Heilbron
  163. Heineman
  164. Hendricks
  165. Henriques I
  166. Henriques II
  167. Henriques III
  168. Helbert
  169. Henry I
  170. Henry II
  171. Henry III
  172. Hermann
  173. Herzog
  174. Hertz I
  175. Hertz II
  176. Hertz III
  177. Hertz IV
  178. Hiller (Goldstone)
  179. Hohenfels
  180. Horwitz
  181. Hunt
  182. Hyams
  183. Hyman I
  184. Hyman II
  185. Hyneman I
  186. Hyneman II
  187. Isaacks (Isaacs I)
  188. Isaacs II
  189. Isaacs III
  190. Isaacs IV and Isaacs IV (First link is to Aaron (a Jew) and the second link is to Ralph (probably not a Jew))
  191. Isaacs V
  192. Isaacs VI
  193. Isaacs VII
  194. Isaacs VIII
  195. Israel I
  196. Israel II
  197. Jackson I
  198. Jackson II and Jackson II (First link is to Joseph and the second link is to John)
  199. Jackson III
  200. Jacobs I
  201. Jacobs II
  202. Jacobs III
  203. Jacobs IV
  204. Jacobs V
  205. Jacobs VI
  206. Jacobs VII
  207. Jacobs VIII
  208. Jacobs IX
  209. Jacobs X
  210. Jacobs XI
  211. Joachimssen
  212. Johnson and Johnson (First link is for Phineas Israel and the second link is for his brother David Israel)
  213. Jonas
  214. Jones I
  215. Jones II and Jones II (First link is to Solomon I. and the second link is to Israel Isaac)
  216. Joseph I
  217. Joseph II
  218. Joseph III
  219. Joseph IV
  220. Josephson
  221. Judah I
  222. Judah II
  223. Judah III
  224. Kaufman
  225. Kayton (Children changed their surname to Kayton)
  226. King I
  227. King II
  228. King III
  229. Kohn (Son Nathan used the surname of Kohn)
  230. Kokernot
  231. Kraus
  232. Kursheedt
  233. Labatt (Changed from what Stern had for the start of this family)
  234. Laib and Weiler (Wife was married twice, First to a Laib and then to a Weiler)
  235. Lawrence
  236. Lazarus I
  237. Lazarus II
  238. Lazarus III
  239. Lazarus IV and Lazarus IV (Links are to two brothers. First one is for Isaac and the second one is for Henry)
  240. Leberman
  241. Ledesma (Surname could have been De Ledesma)
  242. Leeser
  243. Leman (only found in the Addendum and Corrections)
  244. Leo
  245. Levin I
  246. Levin II
  247. Levin III
  248. Levine
  249. Levy I
  250. Levy I Goodwin
  251. Levy I McBlair
  252. Levy I Stevenson and Levy I Greenwood (Both links make up the family link of Levy I Stevenson, Greenwood)
  253. Levy I Jones
  254. Levy I Milligan and Levy I Stansbury (Both links make up the family link of Levy I Milligan, Stansbury)
  255. Levy II
  256. Levy III
  257. Levy IV
  258. Levy V
  259. Levy VI
  260. Levy VII
  261. Levy VIII
  262. Levy IX (Stern starts from here)
  263. Levy X
  264. Levy XI
  265. Levy XII
  266. Levy XIII and Levy XIII (First link is to Samuel and the second link is to Emanuel)
  267. Levy XIV
  268. Levy XV
  269. Levy XVI (Stern starts from here)
  270. Levy XVII
  271. Levy XVIII
  272. Levy XIX
  273. Levy XX
  274. Lewis I
  275. Lewis II
  276. Lichtenstein
  277. Lieber (Lebair) (All children, except Charles, took the surname of Lieber or Lebair)
  278. Lipman (only found in the Addendum and Corrections)
  279. Lopez I and (Rivera) (Both links make up the Lopez I (Rivera) family)
  280. Lopez II and da Fonseca (Both links make up the Lopez II (da Fonseca) family)
  281. Lopez III
  282. Loryea
  283. Louzada
  284. Luria
  285. Lyon I
  286. Lyon II
  287. Lyon III
  288. Lyons I
  289. Lyons II
  290. Lyons III
  291. Lyons IV
  292. Mailert or Meylert
  293. Mairs
  294. Maraché
  295. Marchant
  296. Marks I
  297. Marks II
  298. Marks III
  299. Marks IV
  300. Marks V
  301. Marques
  302. Marx I
  303. Marx II and Joel (Both links make up the Mark II-Joel family)
  304. Mayer I
  305. Mayer II and Frank (Both links make up the Mayer II-Frank family) (Stern starts from here on the Mayer side of this family)
  306. Mears
  307. Mendes
  308. Menken and Morange (Both links make up the Menken-Morange family)
  309. Michaels I
  310. Michaels II
  311. Mitchell
  312. Minis
  313. Moise
  314. Mordecai I
  315. Mordecai II
  316. Mordecai III
  317. Morrison
  318. Moses I
  319. Moses II (Son took the surname of Moses)
  320. Moses III (Both sons took the surname of Moses)
  321. Moses IV (Added to what Stern had for this family)
  322. Moses V
  323. Moses VI
  324. Moses VII
  325. Moses VIII
  326. Moss
  327. Myers I
  328. Myers II
  329. Myers III
  330. Myers IV
  331. Myers V (Children all took the surname of Myers)
  332. Myers VI
  333. Myers VII
  334. Myers VIII (Two sons came to the US)
  335. Myers IX
  336. Myers X (Two sons both came to the US)
  337. Myers-Cohen I
  338. Myers-Cohen II
  339. Naar
  340. Nathan I
  341. Nathan II
  342. Nathan III
  343. Nathan IV
  344. Nathans I (Both sons took the surname of Nathans)
  345. Nathans II
  346. Newhouse
  347. Noah I
  348. Noah II
  349. Noah III
  350. Nones
  351. Nunez
  352. Ottolengui
  353. Oppenheim
  354. Oppenheimer
  355. Palaché
  356. Pardo
  357. Peixotto I
  358. Peixotto II
  359. Peixotto III
  360. Pereira
  361. Pesoa
  362. Pettigrew
  363. Philipson (only found on the Update)
  364. Phillips I
  365. Phillips II
  366. Phillips III
  367. Phillips IV
  368. Phillips V
  369. Phillips VI
  370. Phillips VII
  371. Pike I
  372. Pike II
  373. Pinheiro
  374. Pinto
  375. Polock I
  376. Polock II
  377. Poznanski
  378. Price (Original spelling of Price is Preiz)
  379. Ritterband
  380. Rochelle (Son Ruben took the surname of Rochelle)
  381. Rodriguez
  382. Rosengarten
  383. Rosenheim
  384. Rowland
  385. Ruden (Both sons took the surname of Ruden)
  386. Russell (Stern starts with the father)
  387. Salomon
  388. Salvador
  389. Sampson
  390. Samson
  391. Samuel I
  392. Samuel II (This is were the Samuel surname comes in to existance)
  393. Sarzedas
  394. Sasportas
  395. Seixas
  396. Semon (only found in the Addendum and Corrections)
  397. Sheftall
  398. Shoyer
  399. Simon
  400. Simons
  401. Simpson
  402. Simson
  403. Soher
  404. Solis (This is the line in which the surname Solis shows up)
  405. Solomon
  406. Solomons I
  407. Solomons II
  408. Solomons III
  409. Solomons IV
  410. Solomons V
  411. Sondheim
  412. Soria
  413. Souza
  414. Spanier
  415. Spiro
  416. Stern I
  417. Stern II
  418. Stern III
  419. Stern IV
  420. Stix
  421. Suares
  422. Sulzberger
  423. Swarts
  424. Thorman
  425. Thorman Hays (This is the Hays family part of the Thorman Hays family)
  426. Tim
  427. Tobias I
  428. Tobias II
  429. Tobiason
  430. Touro
  431. Umstadter
  432. Valentine
  433. Valverde
  434. Waag(e) (This is as close as we can find to match Stern's work and see the surname)
  435. Waterman
  436. Watters (Children took the surname of Watters)
  437. Wolf I
  438. Wolf II
  439. Wolfe I
  440. Wolfe II
  441. Wolff
  442. Woolf
  443. Workum
  444. Yates (Two sons both took the surname of Yates)
  445. Zuntz