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Genealogy: Have the Name Noah in Your Family Tree?

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What an interesting guy Noah was. Yes, yes, who hasn’t heard of Noah’s Ark and who doesn’t wonder how in the world one guy could fit all the earth’s species onto one boat? Noah was 10th down from Adam, the guy who made his famous entrance with Eve, yes that Adam… Adam and Eve. But Noah was literally a cultured guy. In Genesis, he appears to culture vineyards and discovered the art of making wine. Noah’s drunkenness creates quite a stir; you can find that story in the bible too. If you have an ancestor by the name of Noah, it could mean many things. Whether or not it’s a link to Jewish ancestry depends on whether one is able to study the family history and find any clues. Noah had a son named Shem and this is where the word “Semite” originated. Today we think of Semites as Jews and Arabs but this was not always the case. There were other Semite groups, including the Babylonians, Aramaeans, Phoenicians and Assyrians.

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Keeping Track of the Tribes of Israel… It Would Be So Much Easier…

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It would make it easier to understand if it were the Twelve Tribes of Jacob instead of the Twelve Tribes of Israel (Jacob’s name later became Israel). All the tribes are the descendants of Jacob who ruled over a portion of Canaan territory around 1800 B.C.E. In the Book of Genesis, Jacob was referred to as a lion. That lion became the symbol of the Israelite Tribe of Judah. The Tribe of Judah are the “Jews” but today “Jews” is also used when speaking of “Israelites.”

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: Have the Name Lion, Lyon, Leo, Leon, Leonard or Lionel in Your Family Tree?

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Lions, lions everywhere… no kidding. People love lions. The ancient Jews loved lions. Jacob, one of the patriarchs of the Jews was referred to as a lion in the Book of Genesis. The lion became the symbol of the Israelite tribe of Jacob’s son Judah so Judah also signifies lion. In times of antiquity, a Jewish man could sign documents as either “Judah” or “Lion.” Eventually Lion became a surname. Leo and Leon are Latin names that mean lion, Leonard is Greek and means “strong or brave as a lion” and Lionel is a French name that means “young lion.” Having one of these lion names certainly does not make one Jewish but I would not rule it out.

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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Christianity & Judaism: Who Was Joseph?

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There are many Josephs but two are quite prominent in biblical history. The first is Joseph the son of Jacob. (The twelve tribes of Israel are all the descendants of Jacob, whose name later became Israel.) Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him and sold him as a slave. You’ll find the story of Joseph’s time in Egypt in the book of Genesis (37, 39-50).

The other well-known Joseph was the husband of Mary, Mother of Jesus. This Joseph was a descendant of King David remembered today throughout the world in the Star of David. Like Jesus, Joseph was a carpenter. The name Joseph means, “may he add.”

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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