List of Sephardic Jews

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The following is a list of Sephardic Jews. See also List of Iberian Jews.

A list of notable Jews of Sephardic ancestry:









See also[edit]


  • David Serero, Opera singer and Actor. Sephardi descendant from Morocco.
  • Peter Sellers, Comedian and Actor. Knight of the Realm. Born Richard Henry Sellers.



  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ Lee, Felicia. “Facing Down His Color as a Path to Privilege,” The New York Times (5 May 1999), pp. E1, 10; reprinted as “A Writer Confronts His Color as A Path to Privilege,” in The International Herald Tribune (6 May 1999)
  3. ^ Obituary, Jewish Chronicle Dec 10, 1982 p.12
  4. ^ "Bullimore's sister buoyed by rabbis' support", Jewish Chronicle January 24, 1997 p.1
  5. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "he was of Portuguese Jewish descent"
  6. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the only son of David Guedalla, an almond broker in Mincing Lane, who came from a Spanish-Jewish family ... He was buried in Golders Green Jewish cemetery"
  7. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born into old, established Jewish family"
  8. ^ Isabel Violante Pereira, "De Mendo da Guarda a D. Manuel I," Lisbon: Livros Horizonte, 2001. Notice that Inês Pires is only presently presented as a conversa, and that for centuries there was no known doubt regarding her non-Jewish Portuguese ethnicity (which, of course could have been hidden for religious and political reasons, her being the mother of Afonso, 1st Duke of Braganza).
  9. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica 11:1290
  10. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "The Mocatta family were Jews driven from the Iberian peninsula in 1492"