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looking for religious background on surname Valdman in Bohemia

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looking for religious background on surname Valdman in Bohemia

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 10:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Valdman, Urban
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.
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fordhammsw 7 Dec 2012 5:35AM GMT 
aksamitnik01 7 Dec 2012 1:03PM GMT 
fordhammsw 7 Dec 2012 1:37PM GMT 
aksamitnik01 7 Dec 2012 6:08PM GMT 
marylevesque2... 15 Dec 2012 7:34PM GMT 
aksamitnik01 15 Dec 2012 10:02PM GMT 
marylevesque2... 15 Dec 2012 10:55PM GMT 
labald 16 Dec 2012 12:10AM GMT 
marylevesque2... 16 Dec 2012 12:38AM GMT 
labald 16 Dec 2012 1:08PM GMT 
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