Cece asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 month ago

Is Hiram Ashkenazi, Sephardi, or Jewish?

Hi. Let me preface this by saying I'm very sorry if this is stupid question, but my dad's name is Hiram. Technically, he's Hiram XIII. All I know is that it's Hebrew, but I remember reading somewhere some branches of Judaism were likely to name their children certain names because of ethnic & cultural heritage, language, and the like.

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Edit: I put M1zrah1 not Jewish wtf Yahoo

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  • 1 month ago

    Ashkenazi and Sephardi are the two major ethnic branches of the Jewish people. Both read the Torah and both take names from it.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Names are nothng to do with the category you have posted in...genealogy is about researching your ancestry via written record proof, not word history

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Harry Ostrer summarizes Jewish genetics in "Legacy:  A Genetic History of the Jewish People."  His summary:  all major Jewish groups are Middle Eastern in origin.

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