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Offline brigidmac

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Re: Are any of these lads your relative?
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 10:58 GMT (UK) »
Truly.amazing
I dont have any of these names but wondered if anyone has identified family of Izzy Smith ...many.jewish families anglisizaed their surnames or chose one related to their profession or a random name
I wonder where his ancestors came from and what their original surname was .They must have been proud
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Re: Are any of these lads your relative?
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 11:16 GMT (UK) »
According to Wikipedia :Smith was originally "Ishroulch Shmeilowitz (and other renderings), to parents residing in Egypt"."The son of French citizens Moses and Eva Shmeilowitz, who were of Russian Jewish origin"
Some time after the War he emigrated to Australia.
Baron (of Blackburn), Chadwick (Oswaldtwistle), Watkins (Swansea), Jones (x3 Swansea), Colton (Shropshire), Knight (Shropshire/Montgomery) , Bullen (Norfolk), White (Dorset)