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Surnames: Cavazos, Saenz, Velazquez, Acosta & Reyna, all Sephardic

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Surnames: Cavazos, Saenz, Velazquez, Acosta & Reyna, all Sephardic

Jose G. Almaguer (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jan 2003 1:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Aug 2009 2:11PM GMT
Surnames: Cavazos, Saenz, Velazquez, Acosta, Reyna
I have found the above mentioned surnames in various Sephardic forums or websites and it is clearly stated that those names were found in many documents as being Jewish. The names I listed above belong to: Cavazos, Saenz, Reyna (me), Velazquez, Acosta (my wife)

My questions is, where Sephardic Jews spaniards but practicing Judaism or were they Jewish and settled in Spain. Also, when Jewish people converted to Christianity during the Spanish Inquisition were the names given unique or were they of Spanish origin. For instance, the name Velazquez, was it already a spanish name or was it unique to the Jewish people.

I appologize if my questions offend anyone, but I'm only looking for answers.

Thank you.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jose G. Almaguer 17 Jan 2003 8:34PM GMT 
thelast01 28 Jan 2003 6:24PM GMT 
barbroots2 1 Mar 2004 7:08AM GMT 
saenzpop 11 Sep 2009 5:38PM GMT 
@@eaherold@at... 29 Jan 2003 7:48PM GMT 
Jose G. Almaguer 29 Jan 2003 10:01PM GMT 
@@eaherold@at... 30 Jan 2003 5:26AM GMT 
John R. Campbell 30 Dec 2003 5:43PM GMT 
@@eaherold@at... 4 Jan 2004 12:47AM GMT 
Harall 8 Aug 2009 1:42PM GMT 
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