Part X Sephardic Jews and the LDS Connection: Sephardic Names and What to Look For

In Colonial America, the Converso/Crypto Sephardic Jews, finally felt safely out of the reach of the terrifying clutches of the Inquisition. They were free to practice what vestiges they had left of their religion. Many parents sought to give their children names which reflected their true heritage.  If you read no more of this post, what you can take from this introductory paragraph is;  if you have an Uncle ALONZO, who is not Hispanic,  and/or your last name is PERRY, you are most likely  a descendant of the Sephardic Jews. In order for me to teach you what to look for in your genealogy,  I will show you examples in my own genealogy and perhaps you might even recognize them as your own.

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