Welcome! I don't believe that your family name "automatically" means you are linked to Keidan (my family name corresponds to a city in Germany, but I know of no connection there.) However, it's at least a clue, and if you're able to trace your immigrant ancestors back to Europe, you just might find something. any event, you're more than welcome to quiz the membership, and/or peruse the resources at www.keidan.net, which may give you some context and direction. Let me know if I can be of any help.
--- In JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com, "chayasaramama18" <jkdn32@...> wrote:
> Hi - I've just learned of this group. Our family name is Kaidan. Does this automatically mean that we were originally from Kaidan/Keidanai? Are there others w/that last name here? Has anyone succeeded in tracking ancestors in Europe? I'm on ancestry but have come to a dead end. Can anyone out there assist?
> Thanks and all the best!