In a message dated 11 16 2002 9:02:39 PM, sturner@...
>Hi, I've read that Miller is the 3rd most common Jewish
>surname in the US, but I've also read that Jews and Non-Jews
>can share this name. Miller is my GreatGrandmother's maiden
>name; she is from Michigan. How do I determine if it is a
>Jewish name in this case? Thank you. Reply to
Some determinants are:
Burial in a jewish cemetery
The words Hebrew or Yiddish on the passenger list.
Hebrew or Yiddish names on the census/naturalization.
Jewish tradition in the family.
Milton E. Botwinick [professional genealogist]