The Ruben Name Study has German_Roots and maybe Jewish_Roots too?

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This Germany Family goes  back centuries in Germany and maybe have Jewish Roots too!
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In my family, Dora Ruben was most definitely Jewish. I think it's a variation of Rubin, which is very common among Jews. It may also be a variation on Rubinstein, as in the famous Jewish pianist, Arthur Rubinstein.

I was not aware that the name occurred in Germany among non-Jews!
by Natalie Sera G2G Rookie (260 points)

Natalie, Sharon, and many others:  Here are several research sources for those with German or Jewish sounding surnames: (They're only a start.)

List of Surnames in Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames - Avotaynu

Surnames in Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames. Aach • Aal • Aale • Aaron • Aaronheim • Aarons • Aaronsohn • Abarbanel • Abarbanel Sousa • Abarbanell ...

Ashkenazi names: The etymology of the most common Jewish ...

Jan 8, 2014 - Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th ...

Category:Jewish surnames - Wikipedia

Pages in category "Jewish surnames". The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 1,272 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

Jewish surname - Wikipedia

But there are others that are more distinctively Jewish: Parnass, Gabbay, Singer, Cantor, Voorsanger, Chazan, Cantarini, from the synagogue officials who were so called; Shochet, Schaechter, Schechter, from the ritual slaughterer (also Schub or Shub: Hebrew acronym for 'shochet u-bodek'/ritual slaughterer and kosher ...

Ashkenazic Jewry · ‎In Israel · ‎Toponyms (names ... · ‎Official names and ...

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