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Gelfand Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus and Ukraine): ornamental name from Yiddish helfand ‘elephant’ (see Oliphant); the change from h to g is due to the influence of Russian, which has no h.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Helfand, Gelfman, Gelfond, German, Gelbard, Yelland, Gernand, Selland

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