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The Etymologisches Lexikon der jüdischen Familiennamen offers an alphabetically arranged record of over 65,000 Ashkenazic, Sephardic, oriental, Ethiopian and more recent Israeli surnames. These names reflect the history of the Jews — from the biblical patriarchs via the various countries and languages of the Diaspora to the modern State of Israel. A comprehensive introduction leads the reader through a history of the names. Each surname is presented using both the Latin and the Hebrew spellings along with an etymological description giving parallel forms where they existed and translations into many different languages.