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  • Esther Lifshitz (b. - 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).
  • Ralph Lauren
    Ralph Lauren (Ralph Rueben Lifshitz) is an American fashion designer and business executive; best-known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand. Ralph Lauren's Maternal Rabbinical Ancestors ‪Genuine...
  • Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Lifshitz (1765 - 1839)
    --- Author of Chemdas Shlomo: Hebrew Wikipedia entry

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.