Type Surname (from nickname & from location)
Scripts אשכנזי (Hebrew)
Other Forms FormsAshkenazy
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 10/17/2017
From the name of a kingdom referenced in the Hebrew Bible named Ashkenaz, also used to refer to Jews living in Europe or Slavic countries. The name itself is mostly likely derived from Assyrian Aškūza, in turn, the Assyrians probably based the name off of that of the Scythians.