Saturday, September 6, 2014

JEWISH SURNAMES OF PROBABLE BERBER ORIGIN

JEWISH SURNAMES OF PROBABLE BERBER ORIGIN
(EtsI—from Jacques Taieb, Etsi, Vol. 2, Fall 1998)

The letter following each name indicates the countries or regions where they were found:
·      M   Morocco
·      O   Orania (Northern Cape) South Africa
·      A   Algiers
·      S   Southern Algeria
·      C  Constantine (Algeria)
·      T   Tunisia
·      L   Libya

“The first list was almost certainly from Berber origin; the second list is partially or possibly Berber.”