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  • 1st Mrs. Chacham Tzvi Ashkenazi (c.1662 - c.1686)
    Shortly after Chacham Tzvi return from Constantinopole, he married the daughter of a prominent citizen of Alt-Ofen (Buda?, later Budapest) (ca. 1680). In 1686 Alt-Ofen was invaded by the Austrian arm...
  • 3rd wife of Joseph Karo (c.1498 - c.1564)
    רבי יוסף קארו נולד ב-1488 בספרד לא^...
  • Aharon Moses Ashkenazi (Munk) (c.1550 - 1620)
    25 or 28/9/1620?
  • Abraham Ashkenazi (1811 - 1880)
    Abraham Ashkenazi (1813–1880) was a Sephardi chief rabbi (Rishon LeZion).Rabbi Ashkenazi was born at Janishar, near Salonica, in 1813. Aged fifteen, he was taken by his father to Jerusalem, wher...
  • Avraham Ashkenazi Katzenellenbogen (1549 - 1637)
    Neil Rosenstein, The Unbroken Chain, page 583, G4.2 R. Abraham (Joseph Jacob) Ashkenazi-(Katzenellenpogen) born about 1549. Became Rabbi of Janow about 1593. In 1615, was elected ABD of Lvov. D...

About the Ashkenazi surname

Ashkenaz was the name of the area which is today Germany and north France. The jews which their origin was that area and migrated to Arab countries or Spain, are called Ashkenazi. the name of the origin remained for hundreds of years. In Germany they were all Ashkenazim therefore they didn't call each other Ashkenazi.