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Barbara
09-18-2005, 07:52 PM
Surname Etymology: Chertoff

1. Jewish (E. Europe): Nickname for a wicked man, a diminutive for of eastern Slavic chort, chert, "devil."

freeman
09-18-2005, 08:25 PM
Works for me. Check out the resemblance between Director Chertoff and the late Anton La Vey:

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