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Can anybody educate me on Jewish ornamental names?

I’m an immigrant high school student in Germany, and naturally things such as Holocaust and antisemitism is mandatory lessons during our History lessons. One of my teachers had tried to explain to me why plenty of Jews have German surnames such as Goldberg, Goldstein, Greenberg, Rosenberg, etc (why do they always use so much ‘Bergs’?) but I still don’t understand it fully.

Besides the clear connection between Yiddish and German language, I wonder what one particular process it took until the Jews got these European names

The way my teacher explained it to me is that back then in Germany, people were called by their professions therefore names like Schneider (cutter), Schwimmer (swimmer), and Schmidt (Smith) exists. Jews however, weren’t really allowed (somehow) to work the way the Germans did so they had to make up names other than the available professions.

But another source I found said that back then European countries didn’t really bother to learn Middle Eastern Hebrew names (apparently European supremacy has always been around), and therefore the European governments just give them these ‘random’ names. Which one is right?

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