Genealogy Projects tagged with Sephardim on the Geni Family Tree

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  • "Mokum" - Wondrous Jewish Amsterdam

    In Dutch, the city of Amsterdam is often called Mokum . It was given this name by Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe who sought refuge there, starting in the 17th century. Rembrandt's Jews Had Rembrandt moved into any other neighborhood of the city, he would have been surrounded by neighbors with such names as de Witt, Graaf, Van den Berg, and Janszoon. As it was, the occupants of the hou...

  • Monastir

    After the Expulsion of 1492, Spanish-speaking Jews harassed and persecuted by the Inquisition, accepted by Sultan Bayezid II to the Ottoman territories and arrived in waves from the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal). A large community grew in Monastir and made up over ten percent of the city's population in 1900. The local Jewish population referred to themselves as Monastirli. Most Jews o...

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  • The Ibn Yahya Family

    Davidic Lineage of Ibn Yahya The Ibn Yahya family were descended from the hereditary heads of the Sanhedrin in Tiberias, thence through the Exilarchs back to King David . Ibn Yahya elite family history is virtually a capsule version of the Sephardic Jews in Spain and Portugal. Treasurers for various kings of Portugal and Spain, authors of biblical commentaries, poets, mathematicians, as...