My great-great grandfather was named Adam Valdman. He married Marie Bouse or Bousova from Kladrubce. I do not know if he was from Kladrubce as well. Marie was born in 1839 so he likely would have been born around the same time. His son Frantisek Valdman, born in 1863, emigrated to the US from Kasajovice in the 1880's and changed his name first to Frank Waldman and later to Frank Waldmann. It was stressed by my grandfather (Frank's son) when I was a child to never allow our surname to be misspelled, or people would think we were Jewish. (Nothing wrong with being Jewish!) I did some searching for other people named Valdman, and virtually all the names were Moshe, Shmuel and other Hebrew names. How would I find out if Adam was Jewish? We know that his wife Marie was born Catholic. Would a Catholic girl have married a Jewish boy in 1860's Bohemia? Is there any way to find this out, short of hiring a Czech genealogist? I do not read or speak Czech.