Start your family tree now Is your surname Lifshitz?
There are already 100 users and 1,886 genealogy profiles with the Lifshitz surname on Geni. Explore Lifshitz genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Lifshitz Genealogy and Lifshitz Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index

Create your Family Tree.
Discover your Family History.

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!
view all


  • /n.n./ wife, Yehuda Leib Lifshitz (deceased)
    This is a daughter of Samuel HaCohen Lasker (ca 1712-ca 1791). Leybel Michel Lipszyc had ONE wife. She was a daughter of Samuel HaCohen Lasker. The Lipszyc tree at this section has more than one de...
  • Arye Leib Eliav (1921 - 2010)
    נולד בשם אריה לובה ליפשיץ במוסקבה ליוסף ומתילדה ליפשיץ. סב-סבו היה הרב ברוך מרדכי אטינגר, רבה של העיר בוברויסק, מגדולי חסידי חב"ד. אליאב עלה לארץ ישראל בשנת 1924, ולמד בבית-הספר "הלפרין" בתל אביב, בגימ...
  • Esther Lifshitz (c.1560 - 1635)
    כתובות בית העלמין היהודי בפראג- page 294
  • Malka Luria (1446 - 1480)
    Managed by: Vera Susan Meran & 10 others. MyHeritage Research: Event+et.birth+ed.+em.+ey.1446&qdeath=Event+et.death+ed.+em.+ey.1480&qevents=List&qname=Name+fn .Malka%2F3+ln.Luria%2FLifshitz+g.F&trn=par...
  • R' Nachman Hacohen Lifshitz Rappaport, of Belz, Kremnitz, Dubno (1610 - 1674)
    Named: R' Nachman Lipshus, AB"D Levov and Belz (in Ukraine), Kremnitz (in Slovakia), Poznan (in Poland) and of Dubna (Russia).

About the Lifshitz surname

The origin and meaning of the surname Lifshitz is not clear, although there have been several proposals. It is also not clear if there is any familial relationship between families that use the name or its variants. Although Lifshitz became a somewhat common Jewish surname in Eastern and Central Europe as Jews stopped using traditional patronymic names during the 1750-1850 period, many and perhaps most modern descendants of Lifshitz families use one of many anglicized versions of the name. For all these reasons, it is not meaningful to simply refer to "the Lifshitz surname."

The Geni project "Jewish Lifshitz-Lipschitz-Lipshitz-Lifschitz-Lipschutz Families" serves genealogists with Jewish family members surnamed Lifshitz or any of its many variants.