Last name origins & meanings:
- Jewish: from the Hebrew male personal name Baruch meaning
‘blessed’, ‘fortunate’. This was borne by a disciple of Jeremiah, the
supposed author of one of the books of the Apocrypha.
- Simon Baruch (1840–1921), physician, came from Schwersen,
Germany. He received medical training in SC, served as a surgeon in
the Civil War, and settled in New York City in 1881.
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