Here's The Fascinating Origin Of Almost Every Jewish Last Name -- Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the century, but the overwhelming majority of Jews lived in Ea
More evidence for modern Ashkenazi Jews’ ancient Hebrew patrimony - 20Dec2013
Surprising Discovery that Ashkenazi Jews Descend from Europeans A new study published in the leading journal Nature Communications has discovered that Ashkenazi Jews, a Jewish ethnic group who trace their origins to the indigenous tribes of early Israel,
Ashkenazi Jews descend from 350 people, study finds ‘Bottleneck’ dates back 600 to 800 years, genome analysis shows; researcher says among population ‘everyone is a cousin’ Read more: Ashkenazi Jews descend from 350 people, study finds The Times
Many of the maternal ancestors of modern Ashkenazi Jews were European converts, according to new research. Analysis of DNA samples has shown that on the female line, the Ashkenazim are descended not from the Near East but from southern and western Europe.