Ezekiels in Newfoundland Canada
My mother came from the Canadian province of Newfoundland in a place called Corner Brook which is on the west coast of the island. Her maiden name was Ezekiel. Does anyone have any info on the ancestry of this surname? I do know that the name came from a place called Harbour Main, NF. toward the east side of the province. Some of the information I have from the book calledTHE SURNAMES OF NEWFOUNDLAND compiled by Dr. Seary at The Memorial University of Newfoundland says that the Ezekiels originated from an area in south England. Two Jewish brothers in fact, who were named Abraham and Solomon. It would also be interesting to know how they went from being jewish to becoming Roman Catholic?