Category Archives: Anglo-Saxon

The Series the Vikings

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Secret GenealogyI’ve just completed watching the latest from the television hit series, “The Vikings.” My husband and I have enjoyed each season, even though they are extremely violent and I can’t help but wonder what impressions the violence makes on an unstable mind. The series is an attempt to entertain and inform us of the history, (the history channel produced the earlier seasons.) But now for 2016, a big Hollywood studio has taken over. The change downgraded it but not too badly. It is still the same characters that are fun to watch. Those endearing, lovable sword wielding butchers that we’ve come to know as Vikings.

One of the most important aspects of the show, to me, is that it drives home the fact that earthlings were and still are, very multi-cultural. Slave trading and the ancient Silk Road brought opportunity for admixture. If you listen carefully to the names of historical figures, you’ll hear, as I do, the name of a princess, Judith. Might that be a Jewish name? In Ye Olde England?Hand Painted Roses Cover Sec Gen III

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians.  Available here:

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Genealogy: Don’t Let Your Surname Fool You

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When Vikings invaded Ireland, many followed the same pattern as they had in France; they married local girls, adopted the culture and mellowed out. You can recognize a Viking name when you see fitz, which means “son of.” However, as is also common in history, people took the naming style of their new surroundings. Many a Viking who assimilated into Ireland added the prefix Mac, thereby making them appear Irish, just as people Anglicized their surnames in Colonial America after England took New Amsterdam from the Dutch.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

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Genealogy: Contempt Between English Royals and Jews; Jews Seek Safety Under Muslim Rule

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Sir Walter Scott wrote a book called Ivanhoe. Rebecca and Isaac are Jewish characters who in the end, leave England to start a new life in Granada (Spain) where they hope to live in peace and find safety under Moslem law. That sounds strange, because today the western world has developed a fear of the Muslim world. However, it’s true that Jews were treated much better in Spain under Muslim rule than under Christian rule. During the time Sir Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe” takes place, the Jews were the moneylenders who charged interest (Christians were forbidden to partake in this occupation) and made grand loans to royals. Then in return, the royals grew to hate the Jews because they owed them so much money. The Jews were treated horribly, including tortured. This set up a distrust between the Anglos and the Jews and violence came about between the two. In an encyclopedia entry, about the book “Ivanhoe”, it is written, “The Jewish people were the most wretched, for they were at the mercy of both Saxon and Norman.”

Throughout history we find much contempt between different ethnic groups. Through ignorance and a lack of understanding history, that contempt continued through generations. This is why many of us have Jewish ancestry and it is hidden. Like Rebecca and Isaac in the story “Ivanhoe,” our Jewish ancestors wanted to find peace and safety. Unfortunately, they believed hiding their Jewish ancestry was the way to accomplish this.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

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Lost Tribes of Israel… Ireland? Scotland? The Celts?

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Secret GenealogyThe Tribe of Dan was one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Dan was the fifth son of Jacob (Israel). One day I saw a website that claimed that Celts were descendants of a mix of several of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Proponents of this theory insist that the Irish descend from the ancient Hebrew tribe of Dan and that Irish tribal name of “Tuatha de Daanan” identifies them.SecretGenealogyIIFrontCover They go further and state that the Danite symbol is the eagle and that they discovered America twice, once in the B.C. era and then later as Vikings. Today the eagle is America’s iconic symbol. A peek into the dictionary reveals the following:

Hebrides – Group of islands off the west coast of and belonging to Scotland

Hibernia – Ireland

Heb., Hebr. – Hebrew(s)

Hebraic – pert. to the Hebrews or their language

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Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy:  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II:  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III:  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

New Angle On Hard To Find Genealogy

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We should not assume that our ancestors three or four hundred years ago were Christians. Yes they may have their names in church records, Christian marriage records, etc. but this does not mean they were not Jewish. Nor am I trying to say they weren’t Christians. They could easily have been Jewish and were either hiding it or in the process of converting. There are many Old Testament names resting upon the graves of our Christian ancestors. If you can’t find any ancestry past that headstone, you should try looking at it from another angle.

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Genealogy: Tracing German Ancestry, Were the Jutes Jewish?

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Secret GenealogyThe Jutes were members of one of the Low German tribes of Jutland, some of them settled in Kent, England after their 5th century invasion. An adjective for Jute is “Jutish” pronounced jootish. I can hear a Danish-accented tongue saying Jute for Judah. Judah of course, meaning the tribe of Judah. Listen to the sounds … Tribe of Judah … Tribe of Jute … but that would be silly to assume from that alone. But, Jews from Germany are Germans as well as Jews, so why not Jutes?SecretGenealogyIIFrontCover

 

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy:  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II:  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III:  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

Anglo-Saxon-Crypto-Jewish Ancestry

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Yes, you read that correctly, many of our ancestors were just that, Anglo-Saxon-Crypto-Jews. One of the definitions for Anglo-Saxon is “one of the mixed race that forms the English nation.” In other words, if your ancestors were Jews who were concealing their ethnicity while they lived in the nation of England, that would make them, Anglo-Saxon-Crypto-Jews. It’s a big gene pool out there, always has been, always will be.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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