Have you ever wondered what your last name means? Or why you have a last name? Well, if you are Jewish and your ancestors are from Europe, itís because between the 1800-1900ís the government made Jews buy last names. Names like Goldberg (mountain of gold) were given to the rich, but for those who couldnít afford names, they were given names like Eselkopf (assís head) or Fischbaum (fish tree).
These are what the names of people in our class mean.
- Jacobs == Jacob, son of Isaac
- Waxman==dealer in wax
- Bayer==son of David
- Davidson==son of David
- Mason==works with stones
Written By Jeremy Spiwak