Names are a code for understanding your family’s Jewish roots, history and ancestry. Based on the work of many dedicated scholars, experts and researchers, NameYourRoots has compiled a large database of names to facilitate specific name study. It is a collection of data relevant to persons worldwide sharing a particular name. The database includes information on the origin and meaning of family names, locations, and a wide array of sources where this name has been cited. Our database focuses on Sephardic Jewish surnames originating in Spain and Portugal. If your name is on our database, this could be an indicator of having Sephardic ancestors from the Iberian Peninsula.
Once you have learnt about your family roots and history, you can personalize the application to keep up to date with events and research connected to your lineage, whether it through DNA, genealogy, research, customs or many other issues related to your Jewish ancestry.
Come with us on a voyage of discovery as you learn about who you are and where you came from.