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Information about "Ely"

For Ely there are 1562 on Yasni with different names.

Among the most common last names on Yasni Ely is on position 3010.

Meaning of "Ely"

It is a short form of the Hebrew name Eliyahu (Greek: Elias) or Elijah or Elijah (meaning "My God is Yahweh"). In previous German documents (birth certificates), the "y" was handwritten written as "ÿ", eg when my brother George Ely. Apparently reached a similar practice here as in Dutch name: the "ij" of ELij was to Ely. Seems in Germany "Ely" on immigrant Marano or Conversos go back, so baptized Sephardim (Spanish Jews). Overall, it was according to my research was mainly concentrated on the area of ​​the Sephardic Jews (Spain, Portugal, North Africa) focused, however hardly to find in the distribution area of ​​the Ashkenazi Jews. The name "Ely" is written in the original Hebrew with the hard initial sound "Aleph" as the first letter, while the spread in Eastern Europe (previous) name "Eli" with the soft initial sound "Ayin" begins (see also: Heli Prophet). In France, England, Italy, Greece and the United States and the countries of the Maghreb, the name is "Ely" considered unequivocally Jewish. On the other hand, among the noble families "Ely" Masterpieces Lauckhardt of the oldest and most distinguished German families, where they are mentioned in one breath with the Count Schönborn. How derives its name, is possibly as enigmatic as the name of the southern English city of Ely.

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