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  • Ella Max, {FICT} (1827 - 1850)
    Fictional Character Appearing in the Harry Potter Book Series: DO NOT merge with real people or into the "big tree" 'Ella Black (née Max) was a pure-blood witch who married a pure-blood wizard Cygnus B...
  • Maks Roosma (1909 - 1971)
    Pere: Saaga EAA.1296.1.425:145?2743,2188,2031,713,0 Helme kog. PR: 10 lk. 14* Haud : isa Henrik ja vanaisa Peedu olid koolmeistrid Helme kihelkonnas, Omulis, Holdres ja Riidajas.
  • (Max) Max (b. - 1977)
  • Max (1826 - 1826)

About the Max surname

A Germanic surname,before the holocaust seen most often among Jews of the Sudetenland , Austria and german speaking areas of Bohemia.The origin of this surname is unknown. It is most likelly a patronimic surname for the name Max. Before the holocaust, the highest concentration appears to have been in the area of Znaim. Particularly the village of Schaffa (Today Safov). It is not exclusively an Ashkenazi jewish surname, and may today be most common among the rest of the German and Austrian Population.

A few historical notables of the name include:

Josef Max: Sudetenland born Austrian painter, Head of the "Max Painter dinasty" which included Gabriel Cornelius Ritter Von Max and Emmanuel Max von Wachstein.
Edouarde Max: Half romanian half Austrian Jewish actor. Famous for his theater work in Paris.
Adolphe Max: Major of Brussels.

A few contemporary figures are:

Philipp Max: Professional german footballer.
Peter Max: American jewish Painter of austrian origin.
Augusto Max: Argentine professional footballer
Bruno Max: Austrian theater master.

Relevant for: Sudetenland jewish origin, Austrian jewish origin, Vienna jewish origin, Germanic origin