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Is the surname "Yetzer" Jewish?

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Is the surname "Yetzer" Jewish?

Posted: 2 Aug 2010 11:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Yetzer, Jetzer, Jesser, Yesser
Hello Everyone,

I am trying to find out if I have Jewish ancestry. My last name is Yetzer and that's is a unique name. I have never meant another person outside of my family who has that name. I have tried to find out what it means but have been unable to.

I know that in Judaism the term "yetzer" means desire or inclination. I am quite certain because of this that I have Jewish roots.

The first Yetzer on my line is John Baptist Yetzer. Who emigrated to America in the 1830s from Switzerland. He then settled in Shelby, Ohio.

Is there anyone on this forum who has any ties to the Yetzer family? I would really appreciate some help on this so all suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated!
Also, does anyone know anything about researching in Switzerland?


Anthony Yetzer
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Anthony Jorda... 2 Aug 2010 5:27PM GMT 
mensa73 2 Aug 2010 7:34PM GMT 
Anthony Jorda... 2 Aug 2010 9:35PM GMT 
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 
Anthony Jorda... 27 Feb 2011 1:39PM GMT 
emmie383 27 Feb 2011 10:56PM GMT 
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