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  • Rabbi Dr. Aaron Albert Siegfried Bettelheim (1830 - 1890)
    BETTELHEIM - August 21, on board the steamer Muenchen, Dr. A. S. Bettelheim, formerly of San Francisco. ( Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 66, 4 September 1890 ) Albert (Aaron) Siegfried Bettel...
  • Anton Bettelheim (1869 - 1926)
    Marriage record The Creation of Doctor B A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim, by Richard Pollak (Family Bio page 19)==The genesis of the name Bettelheim:
  • Dr. Bruno Bettelheim (1903 - 1990)
    The Creation of Doctor B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim , by Richard Pollak (Bio Page 19) >>>>-------------------------------* Bruno Bettelheim (August 28, 1903 – March 13, 1990) was an Austrian-born...
  • LCpl. George Reeve Bettelheim (1889 - 1918)
    Rank: Lance Corporal* Service No:13/302* Date of Death: 26/04/1918* Regiment/Service: Auckland Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F. * Grave Reference: * Cemetery: TAURANGA PUBLIC ANGLICAN CEMETERY* Additional Info...
  • Jakob Moritz Bettelheim (c.1826 - 1898)
    Marriage record The Creation of Doctor B A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim, by Richard Pollak (Family Bio page 19)==The genesis of the name Bettelheim:

About the Bettelheim surname

The genesis of the name Bettelheim

According to lore, it originated in the middle of the eighteenth century in what is now Bratislava, the Slovak capital on the Danube, about forty miles east of Vienna.

Count Bethlen, one of the most powerful men in the community, so coveted the beautiful wife of a Jewish citizen that he rode into the marketplace and tried to kidnap her by lifting her onto his horse and galloping off. But her husband rushed to her rescue, fighting and vanquishing the count in hand-to-hand combat.

That a Jew would confront, much less do battle with, a noble of such rank was so daring the the hero thereafter was known as "Bethlen-Jude". When a royal decree required that all Jews assume family names, Bethlen-Jude became Bettelheim.

One descendant was Marcus Bettelheim who lived in Budapest, and whose wife, Lewia, gave birth to Jakob Moritz Bettelheim on December 12, 1825.

By 1857, Jakob was living in Vienna, and soon married Eleonore Frankel, which whom he had eleven children. The fifth, Anton, was born on April 4, 1869, and would become Bruno Bettelheim's father.

The Creation of Doctor B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim, By Richard Pollak - Page 19


Balázs Déri says :

As it is written above, Bettelheim family of Pressburg was at occasions called Bethlen-Jud,because of an alleged affair,or of another connection of different kind with a member of royal Bethlen family . A man,who could in history explicitly have been called Bethlen-Jew was Simon Péchy,councelor of Gabriel Bethlen at the latter's reign in Transsylvania,accused with Judaist tendences in his beliefs . According to the legend Péchy came from Spain to Transsylvania ,where a local nobleman called András Eőssi adopted him and - for having no male heirs alive - left his fields and castle in the village of Szent-Erzsébet in his testament to him .

András Eőssi was a colleague of Ferenc Dávid / Franciscus Davidis - who deceased about 229 that is identical with 1578 of earlier Italian counting and with 1087 of Normann ,and with 775 of Persian one - ,identical with Dauferi alias Desiderius ,king of Lombards of Aryan religion elected by some Italians for pope as well under the name Victor . Unitarians now regard Ferenc Dávid as the founder of their sect ,but Eőssi and partners rather thought those Aryans who entered into a unity with confessors of the fake Latin Evangelion to be betrayers of the Faith . Themselves organised and promoted their religion on antitrinitarian bases preserving elements of Judaist tradition as well ,called Sabbatarian one .

In the meantime,according to the legend,Péchy abducted and married a Jewish girl called Esther,a "rabbi's" daughter,who following the persecutions and inquisition because of their faith had to seek with their two sons refuge in Oradea at local wealthy Jews ,while his husband emigrated into Turkey . These events should have happened in Simon Péchy's youth,because returning from abroad about 1600 he was engaged in at least two more marriages with women of the Christian nobility . He died about 1644 / 1682 probably in his castle in Szenterzsébet .

So I think,Bettelheim family among Jews may well descend from his two sons and this is the reason they were called either Bethlen-Jud,or Bettelheim later ,because their original home village was Szent-Erzsébet ,nicknamed Betti or Bettele .

Main lineage of Deutsch family descends from Franciscus Davidis .

See Péchy,Sándor de Csíkszentmihály,Lombard,Lombardi,Lombardo,Székely,Árkosy,Sidó,Dósa,Dózsa,Bethlen,Báthory,Steppinger,Hunyady,Zaks,Matyó,Szepesy and others !