TOLEDANO Family Tree
The name TOLEDANO means from Toledo (Spain).
The family was expelled from Spain in 1492 and settled in Salonika.
Daniel TOLEDANO (b. 1570 Salonika, Greece, d. 1640 Fez, Morocco)
son of Joseph TOLEDANO
was the founder of the two main lines of the TOLEDANO family tree.
He left Greece in 1600 with his wife and two sons for Fez, Morocco
where he became head of a yeshiva. He is described in sources as
"Head of the Castilian Scholars" and as the "Head of the Yeshiva
- Rabbi Hayyim TOLEDANO (b. about 1585 Salonika, Greece, d. about 1660-1665 Meknes, Morocco). Rabbi and Dayan.
- Rabbi Daniel TOLEDANO (b. 1600 Fez,
d. 1670 Meknes). Rabbi and legal authority in Meknes.
- Hayyim TOLEDANO (b. about 1620)
- Moses TOLEDANO (b. about 1625 Fez,
d. about 1700 Meknes)
- Rabbi Habib TOLEDANO (b. about 1601 Fez,
d. 1660 Meknes). Rabbi and Nagid in Meknes.
He was referred to as "He-Hasid" (The Pious).
He was a signatory to a Takanah of 1640 whose efficacy he strengthened
by securing for it a royal order. Author of Sefer Sa'are
- Rabbi Joseph TOLEDANO (b. about 1590-1600 Salonika, Greece, d. about 1670-1680 Meknes, Morocco). Rabbi and Dayan.
- Rabbi Daniel TOLEDANO (b. about 1606, d. about 1680).
Rabbi and Dayan in Meknes and counselor of Moulay Isma'il together
with his colleague Joseph MAYMERAN. He fought Shabbateanism with R. Aaron ha-Sab'uni and
his son-in-law R. Jacob SASPORTAS and he signed legal opinions with
R. Hayyim ben Habib TOLEDANO.
- Joseph TOLEDANO (d. about 1700), counselor of the Moroccan King Moulay Isma'il, who
sought to develop foreign trade and exchange Christian captives for arms as well as other
goods. The king sent Joseph TOLEDANO to the Netherlands to conduct negotiations which
would lead to a peace treaty and commericial agreement between the two countries.
His mission was successful and the treaty was ratified in 1683.
In 1688, Joseph presented his credentials as Moroccan ambassador to the States General.
The presence in Holland of his brother-in-law Jacob SASPORTAS obviously assisted him
in the fulfillment of his mission.
- Hayyim TOLEDANO (d. about 1710).
Royal counselor, accompanied his brother Joseph TOLEDANO on mission to the Netherlands.
Once the treaty was ratified he return to Meknes and together
with the nagid Abraham MAYMERAN convinced the king to accept its conditions and sign.
In 1690, when a crisis between the two countries appeared imminent, the travelled to
the Netherlands and succeeded in renewing the treaty, afterwards convincing the king to
accept the conditions of the treaty.
- Daniel TOLEDANO (d. about 1740). Traded together with his father in the Netherlands and
other European countries. He dealt mainly in wax and was known as "one of the
country's magnates". In about 1720, after the death of his fathre, he was arrested
by the king. The king confiscated his family's belongings in payment for his debt including
Hayyim ben Baruch TOLEDANO (the MaHaRHaT)'s
property, thus bankrupting him.
- Moses TOLEDANO (d. about 1725). One of the favorites in the royal court.
Together with the nagid Abraham MAYMERAN he traded with the European countries, especially in firearms.
In 1699 he travelled to the Netherlands and submitted complaints to the States General concerning
his dealings with them. He won his suit and was awarded considerable compensation.
- 6 other children
- Rabbi Barukh TOLEDANO (b. about 1607, d. 1685). Rabbi in Meknes, father of seven sons.
Thanks to Yacov Tal TOLEDANO (b. 1932 Jerusalem)
of The History of TOLEDANO Families
published in Sharsheret Hadorot, of The Israel Genealogical Society,
and to Moshe EBNER for information on the TOLEDANO Family.
Also see Encyclopedia Judaica 22 Volume Set
The following TOLEDANO's presumably are descend from one of the
branches listed above:
Alberto Felipe TOLEDANO,
Jacob TOLEDANO ben Moses (d. about 1928)
and Jacob Moses TOLEDANO (1880-1960)
[Minister of Religious Affairs in the Ben Gurion government] are mentioned in
Encyclopedia Judaica 22 Volume Set
- Abraham TOLEDANO (b. 1710, d. 1784 Gibraltar) married Esther
- Hanna TOLEDANO (b. 1762, d. 1847) m. Abraham nunes MARTINEZ (b. 1765, d. 1845).
- son MARTINEZ married (1783) Bevis MARKS
- Sarah MARTINEZ m. (2 May 1809) Isaac MARTIN
- Rachel MARTIN married (1836) Joseph HART
- Abigail HART (b. 29 Jan. 1847, d. 1906) married
Morris (Moses) ASHER
- Sarah ASHER m. Reuben PEACHEY.
- Phoebe PEACHEY, grandmother of Kevin MARTIN
Daniel E. LOEB,