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Forum: Iman Family Dialog
From: Jack E. Moore
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 12:29 a.m.
Re: Ok Ancestry (steve iman)
I have never heard of anyone thinking the name was Jewish but have had some ask if we were related to the model Iman, her name means Belief or Faith in Arabic. The name also has muslim ties.One must remember that Iman was shortened from The Germanic spellings of Eyemann, Eymann, Eyman, and other variations. I have a family name on my dads side that was originally spelled in german Eichenberg, Eychenberg and currently there are fifteen known variations with the most common being Eikenberry. I often wondered who the name got changed but think someone spelled it as Eikenberg, and then someone thought the g was a y and got the berry, I have seen it with 1 or 2 r's etc. Another good example is the name Dickerson, it has also been spelled Dickenson and many variations. One must remember that names come from several sources usually were occupation names or names from an area where someone lived like Hill etc. Just because a name looks the same doesn't mean it is from the same line.

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