Five Dutch-Jewish Families
My ancestors were Dutch Jews with origins in Portugal, Turkey, and
Central Europe, who migrated to the Netherlands, and from there to
England and other parts of the world. In 1811-12, all Dutch citizens had to take a surname. This was the origin of my father's
surname Rabbie, and my mother's surname Pampel. Following the German
occupation of the Netherlands in 1940,
hundreds of family members
were deported and murdered in Nazi concentration camps.
Jacob Abraham RABBIE (the Levite), born about 1745,
died 6 January 1814 in Amsterdam. On 5 February 1812, he took the
family name Rabbie.
Isaac Isaac PAMPEL, born about 1740 in Amsterdam. On 17 January 1812,
he took the family name Pampel.
Joseph Cohen BELINFANTE, born in Lisbon, Portugal. He moved to Dalmatia in 1526 following the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal. See this article about the family in the 1906 edition of the Jewish Encyclopedia.
Abraham Haim Levie MONTANH╩S, born about 1762 in Constantinople,
Turkey, died 1829 in Amsterdam. This name is also spelled Monta˝Ús,
Montanhez, Montanjies, Montanjees, Montagnes, and Monty.
Levie Jonas VAN PRAAG (from Prague), born about 1727 in Prague, Bohemia.
He moved to Amsterdam about 1754 when the Empress Maria Theresa expelled the Jews.
Duarte DA SILVA (1596 - 1688) Portuguese converso financier, who was the administrator of the dowry of Catarina de Braganša when she married King Charles II of England.
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Dutch Jewish Genealogy Database
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- Bevis Marks Synagogue - 2011 Video