Last name: LEVY

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Last name frequency

LEVY : This last name is indexed 709,720 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LEVY : 1: Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic): from the Biblical personal name Levi from a Hebrew word meaning ‘joining’. This was borne by a son of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 29: 34). Bearers of this name are Levites members of the tribe of Levi who form a hereditary caste who assist the kohanim (see Cohen) in their priestly duties. Compare Levi and Lowy 1.2: Czech (Levý): nickname for a left-handed person from the adjective levý ‘left’. This surname is also found in Slovakia.

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