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Mishpachat Maiper: The Mayper family of Rumsiskes, Lithuania

Updated February 11, 2010

Rabbi Ben-Zion SAYDMAN

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Including the Saydmans, and related families such as the Romms, the Chipkins, the Leveys, the Avramsons, the Bayers, the Meltsners, the Augs, the Geffins, the Kagans, the Kanters, the Cohens, the Satinskys, the Werners, the Nurocks, the Zilberkveits, the Siegels, and several others.

The name Mayper (Maiper) is unique. The family members all descend from the first recorded Mayper, Lipman, who was born either in France or Lithuania about 1765. Lipman Mayper had one known child, Avraham Naftali, who married Gela Reva Nurock. Avraham Naftali Mayper was born about 1790, probably in Rumshishok (Rumsiskes), Lithuania, then a part of Czarist Russia. He and Gela Reva had a daughter and three sons (as far as we know now - could be more), Pesche (Perlina), Ben-Zion, Ephraim, and Mordechai (Marx). The family lived in Rumshishok until the late 19th century, when many emigrated to America and other places. Today, there are Maypers all over the United States, in Israel, South Africa, Portugal, Argentina, Canada and in several other countries.

The Saydmans are on the direct Mayper family line. One of Avraham Naftali Mayper's grandsons changed his name to Saydman on the way to America, in order to avoid the Czar's army conscription agents

The Mayper Family History Project

The purpose of this project is to assemble and make available a family history. The current file contains at least some information on the majority of our relatives, but there are still many who are not represented or not thoroughly represented, and the work continues. The words "family history" imply not only a family tree (the minimum kind of history), but also more details: stories, memoirs, reminiscences, photographs, copies of important papers, other artifacts, and so on.

All information on the Mayper family has been entered into the Family Tree of the Jewish People, a database that is permanently housed in Israel. Be proud of your heritage and enjoy.

GEDCOM Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later)

  • The Aug Family 11-2007 (416 KB)
    Including the surnames: Aug, Meltsner, Marcus, Bach, Krull, Levin, Raphael, Sabsevitz, Levine.
  • The Werner Family 11-2007 (141 KB)
    Including the surnames: Werner, Satinsky, Newman, Kanter, Rodoff, Rubin, Steinberg, Bohlman, Rothfort.
  • The Mayper Family (403 KB)
    Including the surnames: Mayper, Saydman, Romm, Wolpert, Bayer, Chipkin, Neviazhsky, Nurock, Levey, Kommel, Siegel, Kremer, Kagan, Cohen, Pearlstein, Abramson.
  • The Gantze Megillah (1019 KB)
    Including all family surnames and over 4000 individuals.

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