About Joseph Frederick Strausman
1/2 Jewish (Ashkenazi) from my father's side; 3/16 Irish (Catholic), 1/16 Scottish (Outer Hebrides), 1/8 Norwegian, and 1/8 "Old American" (mainly from England, also some Scottish, Welsh, as well as one Irish and Guernsey family - from the 17th and 18th centuries, respectively) from my mother's. The bulk of my ancestry comes from the latter day sides.
I've worked mostly and am experienced with English (Thirteen Colonies and England), Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic) genealogy. Done a little work with German, too.
Joseph for my biological grandfather who passed away when my father was in adolescence, Frederick for my mother's adoptive father's middle name (though my tree is for my biological ancestors), and Strausman is a Germanic surname, though adopted on my Jewish side (i.e., no Germanic roots). The Strausmans probably came from Lviv Oblast, now Ukraine, possibly from the city of Drohobych.
I gave myself the Hebrew name יוסף שלם (Yosef Shlomo) because Yosef is the Hebrew form of "Joseph" and "Solomon" (Shlomo) was my paternal grandfather(also named Joseph)'s middle name. Also, my middle name Frederick means "peaceful ruler" (from a Germanic source) and Solomon (a king of Israel) means "peaceable," so I consider it to be the Hebrew cognate.
Proud of all my heritage.
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