I've tried to search the internet for poet's Ezra Pound genealogy, but I only find extreme-right sites...

A person with the name Ezra seems to have some relationship to Jewish culture/religion. Furthermore, Pound seems like one of those names that were created during the Holy Inquisition in Europe, by the New-Christians (Converted Jews).

Am I correct?

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    Pound is extremely unlikely to be a conversion name, considering it's English.. – user31561 Sep 6 '18 at 19:35
  • @TheHonRose I do not see the point of your comment... still I won't flag it for moderator attention. Instead, I'll ask you: why do you think there's no point to this question? – An old man in the sea. Sep 7 '18 at 21:26
  • @TheHonRose did you see what I just did? – An old man in the sea. Sep 7 '18 at 21:27
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    @TheHonRose No problem. ;) I have no idea what's shock-horror at black-on-black violence.I'll search it. I don't remember being on the news in my country (not in UK)... – An old man in the sea. Sep 8 '18 at 14:19
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    The Puritan and Quaker ancestors of Pound can account for Ezra name, without Jewish origins. Pound's father was named Homer Loomis, but not of Greek origins. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Sep 8 '18 at 20:29

Your question reminds me of the persistent Soviet/Russian folk legends that Isaak Newton and Abraham Lincoln were Jews ;-)

There is no reason to think that Ezra Pound had any connection to Jews. He is a descendant of Puritans and Quakers.

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  • For good measure you can also add Joseph Stalin, James Watt, Matthew Pinsent, Benjamin Franklin, Simon de Montfort , Daniel Day Lewis etc. ;-) – user31561 Sep 6 '18 at 19:34
  • Isaak and Abraham sound extraordinarily Jewish to an Russian, much more than those other names. – sds Sep 6 '18 at 20:08
  • I know, was just having fun with how many historical figures can be laid claim to if we go from en the names route. – user31561 Sep 6 '18 at 20:40
  • @sds So John MOSES Browning was lucky, I guess. ;-) – Jos Sep 7 '18 at 1:53
  • Then there's Abraham Esau, German physicist working on the Nazi nuclear program with direct access to Hitler. – Marakai Sep 7 '18 at 7:06

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