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Fish, Fungi & Funny Jewish Words: The Schmerling Name, Revisited

Fish, Fungi & Funny Jewish Words: The Schmerling Name, Revisited

I thought that my recent post about the origin of the Schmerling name had laid the topic to rest. After going through a series of logical steps, I was certain that the source of the name, handed down matrilinealy, was “loach fish,” chosen from a list provided by the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the Jews in 1787Continue Reading