Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. El-Zay [key]
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Meaning & History
The name means G-d’s help It is a French transition of the Hebrew name Eleazar applied to Jews that came to France by way of Egypt. Later it was carried over to the French Caribbean mainly St. Martinique which was the first major Jewish settlement in the Caribbean, but the name also spread to other Latin American Islands including Mexico. In America the Name can be found almost primarily in the Original French settlement of Missouri. The name also appears in Israel today.