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Lyus family are they Jewish?

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Lyus family are they Jewish?

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 11:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lyus
My Great Grandfather was George Lyus, born 10-3-1862, Bethnal Green, London, and we believe that his father or grandfather emigrated from Portugal due to persecution there. George Lyus got an interest free loan from the Jewish Board to start up his business - cabinet making or wood turning. I am now wondering whether Lyus is their real name or they adopted it so that people would not suspect they were Jewish. Until now, it was family mythology that Lyus was a Jewish name.

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