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Subject: Re: [SEPHARDIM] A Large Selection of Sephardic Jewish Surnames
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:01:36 -0000
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I'm wondering about a name that I came across while building my family tree. The name is Consalus (or sometimes Consalus - Duk), and I've read that it's a variation of Gonsales.
Anyways, I came across a website that said they were Sephardic Jewish.
They were from Spain / Portugal originally, then left to Holland, where my particular descendant (Manuel Consalus / Gonsales) married a Dutch woman with the surname Davids. From there they came to America, settling in New York (Sullivan county, I believe), then in the late 1800s, made their way into Canada.
There are a handful of websites that I came across, mainly just family tree sites, that claim this family is of Sephardic descent, and I was hoping maybe somebody around here might be able to verify that.
As well, I checked out Sephardim.com, their list of surnames, and found another one in my family tree, Hain. I didn't realize that was a Sephardic name.
So again, I'm hoping that there may be someone around this board that could possibly verify that Consalus / Gonsales for me.
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