Sephardic surnames

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

This site was created by Yoram Zara, Adv. Yoram is as Israeli attorney with offices in Portugal and Israel. Yoram specializes in obtaining Portuguese citizenship for Sephardi Jews.

The information in this site used to appear on the site

Harry Stein’s website, SEPHARDIM.COM, has been for a long time one of the major websites for Sephardic genealogy on the Internet. Among its many offerings it contained a unique section on Sephardic herardlry and a list of Sephardic surnames that he patiently extracted from a large number of published books. Connected to the website was also arguably the most popular and active forum on Sephardic genealogy on the web.
As I recently found out here, Harry Stein z”l passed on August 2015 (Obit) and both the website and the forum abruptly disappeared in late 2015. I’ve repeatedly tried to reach his wife or family but his email addresses is also off the air and I could find no other way to contact him. Harry’s memory and work will be a blessing.

The disappearance of is a great loss to Sephardic genealogy on the Internet. In tribute to Harry Steinthis this site detials his name list and work.

The Sephardic names listed on this site are taken form the references listed below. The names are in alphabetical order. Beside each listing is a number or series of numbers and letters enclosed in parenthesis such as (2) (6A) (9) (29). These numbers correspond to the references listed below where the names were found. The authors of these works have identified the names as being held by Sephardim. The reference code is listed below.

(*) Name for which a coat of arms, crest.or history has been found.
(+) Known or suspected converso families (as opposed to individual conversos). Most anyone appearing before the inquisition was a converso because the inquisition, by definition, had no power over the Jewish population. They did have control over “New Christians” or conversos.