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Re: Enriquez as a Sephardic name
Posted by: Antonio Alfaro de Prado (ID *****8768) Date: November 12, 2003 at 12:41:36
In Reply to: Re: Enriquez as a Sephardic name by Harry Stein of 114

Dear Harry:

You should be more modest in your messages, you're not talking with illiterate persons. Lets see your affirmations.

SURNAMES AND LINEAGES. You say things like “This book lists the family names identified by the Holy Office of the Catholic Church of Spain as being of Sepharidic origin. Guess what, the name Prado is listed of a name of Jewish origin.” or "all the people who has the surname Enriquez has Jewish origin": That’s false. Please, tell the truth: "Some of the people with the surname X could have Jewish origin because were prosecuted by the Spanish Inquisition".
Learn a little about the origin of the surnames in Spain. About why converted Jews used "christians" surnames, read, for instance: http://www.iciba.org.il/archivo/mallorca.html from the Israel-Iberoamerica Cultural Institute (Do you believe them?). A surname don’t prove a racial origin.
You should know the difference between lineage and surname, people with the same surname not ever have the same origin!!!!!!!!!!

CATHOLIC CHURCH. In several messages you write things like: “If still in doubt, ask a learned priest in your country” or “Why don't you talk to your priest about the great forced coversions of a group of people that numbered 25% of the Spanish population.” Do you believe that priests known terrible secrets? All of us have been tricked for them?

JEWISH POPULATION. Some time ago, all the spaniards tried to proof his “blood purity”, nobody wanted to be descendant of jews or moors. Nowadays there is people trying to demostrate that the main racial group in Spain is moorish and others, like you, are saying that there was a huge jewish population (30%) [You can see this study: http://www.verdeislam.com/vi_16/moros-cristianos.htm It says that almost all the jewish were native population of Iberia converted to judaism]
You should read works like. http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/2679/expulsiondoc1.htm. It says that there are different estimations about how many jews left Spain in 1492 (from 50.000 till 200.000) but its commonly accepted that the conversed jews were less than the people who decided to left the spanish domains. Where are your 750,000 Jews in Spain? Perhaps Jews were 3%?

COAT OF ARMS. You have a section of coat of arms, just “copy and paste” from Spanish heraldry books. Can you prove that these coats of arms were used by sephardics? I’ve been investigating people called Alfaro around the world, please tell me just one sephardic that use the coat of arms that you include in your section. You should include sources, not “copy & paste”.

Please dont try to convert all the hispanic population telling these things.
Regards,

Antonio Alfaro de Prado Sagrera
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