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Is the surname "Yetzer" Jewish?

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Re: Is the surname "Yetzer" Jewish?

Posted: 27 Feb 2011 6:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Feb 2011 6:47AM GMT
My Yetzer family is completely Catholic, back to 1798. That's the earliest date I have for them. We have a strange name: I haven't been able to find a meaning for it, but in Yiddish, "Yetzer" means desire. It was just a hunch I was going on. :)

There are not a lot of Jetzers in Switzerland; it is rather rare. A lot of Jetzers happen to live in Aargau Canton, in the Parish of Lengnau. Thank God my ancestors past down the name of the exact town they were from. As you guys know, that certainly helps. ;)

Also interestingly enough, there are no "Yetzers" in Switzerland, only "Jetzers." The name was probably changed when some "Jetzers" immigrated making us Yetzers!

I wish I spoke German and could afford a trans-Atlantic flight at the moment,

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emmie383 26 Feb 2011 6:32AM GMT 
Anthony Jorda... 26 Feb 2011 1:27PM GMT 
jean_ed 27 Feb 2011 2:56AM GMT 
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emmie383 27 Feb 2011 7:56AM GMT 
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