Monday, June 6, 2011

Settling the Score: Kate Middleton

So yes, Kate Middleton. She got married recently. You might have heard.

So let the Jewish rumors re-commence! Since the Goldsmith line was not good enough, here's a new one: great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Myers. "Myers"! Well, that MUST be Jewish, right?

Wrong. Ok, we can't be sure, but it's unlikely. The name "Myers" itself is English/Irish. Yes, "Meyers" could be Jewish, but that's neither here nor there. What's more important is that Kate's family tree is researched at length, and the Myers were agricultural labourers in Yorkshire. Unlikely to be Jews.

Still not convinced? Here's the marriage certificate of Elizabeth's father Joseph Myers and Ann Swailes. Married in the Church of England. So... Not a Jew. Moving on? Please?

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