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Janów Cemetery (source: CRARG President Daniel Kazez, Springfield, Oh.)

Janów (Yanov) and Złoty Potok Jewish records

The long list below shows most of the surnames (and patronymic names) that appear at least twice in CRARG’s projects that include Janów and Złoty Potok, which are two of our core towns. The number indicates how many times the name appears. Records for persons from this town can also appear in projects for other towns, especially in marriage records and records for non-permanent residents.

Surname spellings

Note that in Polish documents some letters can be interchangeable: i and j (e.g., Fraiman / Frajman), h and ch (e.g., Horowicz / Chorowicz), y and i, and others. In Russian (Cyrillic) documents, the letter g that may appear in place of h (e.g., Gofman instead of Hofman). Because some of the record collections we type include both Jews and non-Jews, a few of the names below are for non-Jews.

Janów Jewish history

(With information provided by the mayor of Janów.)
1700s: Janów was founded by Count Jan Aleksander Koniecpolski in 1670, and the village was named Janów from the founder’s name Jan. In 1789, Janów consisted of 279 citizens (113 houses). In 1791, the general census listed 446 persons living in Janów (primarily Jews) and the town had 110 houses. Beginning at least as early as 1799, Jews from Częstochowa were buried in the cemetery in Janów.
1863 (6 July 1863): During the insurrection against Russia a squad (about 200 persons) of Colonel Zygmunt Chmielinski attacks and destroys Russian forces that are stationed in Janów, and intercept a transport of the tsar’s gold. Three days later, Colonel Ernroth (commandant of Częstochowa) comes to Janów with his squad, and burns down the entire town. Some of citizens of Janów are killed and their bodies are thrown into a well which is located in the center of the city. Ernroth attacks Chmielinski’s forces (near the village of Smiertny Dab) but Chmielinski is able to withdraw without losses. [Note: This explains why the L.D.S. microfilms include no records for Janów before 1863. The Janów 1884 (Akt 23) re-registration of the Janów 1863 birth of Aba Abraham Englender includes this statement by his father Fiszel Englender: “This year (1884), my son Aba Abraham has become a part of the list of draftees of Tchernogorod’s Administrative District. On the basis of Article 45 of the Code of Laws of the Military Service he is subject to be drafted on the basis of the general law. He may be eligible for an exemption which was not recognized since he was unable to present a birth certificate—this because of the fire in the hamlet of Janów in June 1863 which destroyed the birth and death certificates of the non-Christian population and because the duplicates of these certificates were destroyed at the former Zarec District Court in 1870. Therefore, my son was unable to present his birth certificate. In order to determine his age, therefore, the present document (birth certificate) was made.”]
After 1863: In 1870, as a punishment for aiding the insurrection, the town of Janów lost its town status (as per the tsar’s order). In 1900, the population was 1447, mostly Jews. At that time, Janów included a synagogue, Jewish cemetery, and school. Janów burned down for a second time in 1914. In 1933, the town’s population was 1076, mostly Jews; it had 194 houses. Sept. 1-3, 1939, heavy battles against the Nazis occurred in and near Janów. On Nov. 9, 1944, during an ambush near the rock “Brama Twardowskeigo,” Polish guerrilla forces killed Julian Schubert (the commandant of Żarki who was known as “Bloody Julek”) in a well planned and executed attack. During World War II, guerrilla forces were active in the areas near Janów.

What next

For Janów and Złoty Potok (and nearby towns), some data will be in our Holocaust records, but the vast majority will be in our pre-Holocaust records.

2 AARONOWICZ
3 ABRAMSON
3 ABRAMZON
8 AJZENBERG
145 AKERMAN
2 ALTBAUM
27 ALTMAN
6 AMSTERDAM
38 AMSTERDAMER
2 ANIELEWICZ
6 APELEWICZ
2 APON
5 AVIV
22 BAJGEL
2 BAJGIELMAN
2 BAJM
2 BENDOWICZ
3 BERENSZTAJN
2 BERGMAN
5 BERKOWICZ
14 BERLINER
4 BIDERMAN
13 BILET
2 BIMKE
3 BINSZTOK
2 BIRMAN
5 BLACHARZ
2 BLAJER
2 BLAUGRIND
4 BLECH
6 BLIOCH
19 BLOCH
5 BLUGREND
2 BLUGRIN
6 BLUGRIND
17 BLUGRYND
10 BLUM
2 BLUNGRYD
2 BOMBA
4 BORENSTEIN
82 BORENSZTAJN
8 BORENSZTEJN
7 BORNSZTAJN
4 BOROWEC
2 BOROWECKA
9 BOROWICKA
3 BOROWIECKA
3 BORUCHOWSKA
4 BORZIKOWSKA
2 BORZIKOWSKAJA
17 BORZIKOWSKI
2 BORZINOWSKI
2 BORZYKOWSKA
8 BORZYKOWSKI
3 BOZIKOWSKI
2 BRANDES
3 BRANDOS
4 BRANDYS
3 BRAT
2 BRATMAN
2 BROCLAWSKAJA
6 BROCLAWSKI
2 BRUKNER
4 BRUSEK
3 BRZUSKA
2 BRZUSKE
3 BRZUSZEK
4 BUCHMAN
8 BULWIK
6 CECHTIGER
28 CECHTYGER
2 CECHTYGIER
6 CELEK
10 CHANDZELEK
2 CHARTMAN
2 CHASKIEL
2 CHATMAN
47 CHAUPTMAN
2 CHAZENFELD
4 CHELEMSKA
3 CHENDZULK
26 CHERMAN
2 CHOCHNIC
2 CHOINSKA
3 CHONDZALEK
6 CHORN
98 CHOROWICZ
3 CHRZANOWSKA
12 CHUTMAN
2 CICHTERMAN
3 CIMERMAN
2 CIMMERMAN
2 CIOLEK
5 CUKERMAN
4 CUKIERMAN
2 CYTER
11 CYTERMAN
2 CYTRON
2 CZAPNIK
2 CZARNY
3 CZERNA
9 DAJCH
3 DAJCZMAN
3 DANCIGER
2 DAWID
4 DAWIDOWICZ
3 DEMBA
5 DEUTSCH
13 DIAMENT
2 DIKSZTEJN
7 DRESLER
7 DRYLICH
3 DYAMENT
4 DYCHTWALD
2 DYJAMENT
561 DYMANT
3 EJSTRAJCHER
2 EJZENBERG
13 EKSZTAJN
2 EKSZTEJN
3 ELEN
2 EMIGRATION
11 ENGLENDER
10 ERENFRID
29 ERENFRYD
2 ERINFRID
2 ERINFRYD
2 ERLICH
2 ERNC
17 ERNST
21 ERYNFRYD
18 EXPANDED
5 EXPULSION
7 FABRYKANT
28 FAERSZTAJN
8 FAIERSZTAJN
2 FAJERKOPF
4 FAJERMAN
2 FAJERSZTAIN
109 FAJERSZTAJN
12 FAJERSZTEJN
3 FAJERTAG
4 FAJERTAK
2 FAJFKON
16 FAJFKOP
12 FAJFKOPF
3 FAJNER
2 FAJWKOP
3 FARENSZTAJN
2 FARSZTAJN
2 FAYLOWICZ
2 FAYWLOWICZ
3 FEDERMAN
2 FELDBRIL
4 FELDFOGEL
2 FELDZENSZTAYN
2 FERSTER
3 FERSZTER
3 FIKSMAN
5 FILIPOWICZ
2 FINGRUT
9 FISZEL
2 FISZGOF
5 FISZMAN
2 FLATAU
14 FOLTFOGEL
5 FRAJMAN
2 FRAJNKOPF
2 FRAJTAK
2 FRAKMAN
14 FRENKEL
15 FRENKIEL
6 FRID
6 FRIDENSON
2 FRIDENSOND
2 FRIDENZONT
60 FRIDMAN
2 FROIMOWICZ
2 FRUM
11 FRYD
5 FRYDE
25 FRYDMAN
3 FRYMORGEN
2 FRYNKEL
2 FRYSZTER
6 FUKS
2 FURBER
146 FURBERG
3 GAMBURGER
2 GARFINKEL
15 GAUPTMAN
4 GAUTMAN
3 GELBARD
6 GELBHART
2 GELBHAUER
3 GELDBERG
2 GELDNER
9 GERMAN
3 GERSZONOWICZ
2 GIDFRID
2 GILBERG
2 GINSBERG
2 GLATER
9 GLEJCER
8 GODCHAJNER
10 GODFRID
13 GODFRYD
3 GOLANT
7 GOLD
22 GOLDBERG
2 GOLDCHARD
3 GOLDRING
3 GOLDSZER
4 GOLDSZTAJN
5 GOMPLEWICZ
2 GONTLEWICZ
10 GOTFRID
44 GOTFRYD
5 GRAJCER
121 GRANEK
6 GRAUMAN
9 GRINBERG
2 GRINBLAT
2 GROSBERG
3 GROSMAN
5 GRUSZKA
5 GRYNBERG
5 GRYNER
2 GUTERMAN
3 GUTFRAJND
74 GUTMAN
3 HAUPTMAN
2 HECHT
8 HERMAN
2 HERSZKOWICZ
10 HOROWICZ
4 IZRAELOWICZ
3 IZRAILOWICZ
4 JABROW
2 JACHOMOWICZ
2 JACHOMOWICZOWNA
10 JAKUBOWICZ
2 JASKEROWICZ
4 JASKIEROWICZ
22 JASKROWICZ
2 JCKOWICZ
10 JELEN
4 JOACHIMOWICZ
4 JOSKOWICZ
4 KACENGOLD
15 KACZKA
2 KALIN
2 KALKOPF
4 KALMA
3 KALMAN
4 KALMIAK
2 KALMIOK
6 KALMJACH
6 KALMJAK
2 KALUZYNSKI
3 KAMINSKA
2 KAMKA
2 KAMPA
15 KANTOR
2 KARCZEWSKI
3 KARTURZ
3 KARTUS
4 KARTUSZ
16 KELBAS
4 KEMPNER
5 KENIGSBERG
3 KIERKOWSKI
2 KIJAK
30 KILSZTAJN
7 KILSZTEJN
6 KISEL
11 KLAJMAN
2 KLAJNMAN
2 KLAJNPLAC
8 KLIN
23 KNOBLER
2 KOCHN
4 KOHN
2 KOLEN
5 KOLIN
127 KON
3 KONIECPOLSKI
2 KOPTMAN
2 KOTLINSKI
3 KOZUCHOWSKI
3 KRAJBERG
3 KRAJMAN
3 KRAJZBERG
3 KRAKAUER
3 KRAKAUR
5 KRAKOWSKA
17 KRAKOWSKI
2 KRIMAN
7 KROSNER
6 KRYMAN
2 KRYMSKI
2 KRZEPKOWSKI
14 KUKLINSKI
2 KUPERSZTAJN
3 KUTNER
4 LACHMAN
4 LAJCHER
2 LAJTMAN
2 LANCMAN
2 LAND
4 LANDA
19 LANDAU
17 LANDE
2 LANDU
2 LASK
13 LASKER
5 LASKIER
3 LAUDEN
2 LEBENSZTAJN
3 LECHMAN
5 LEDERMAN
5 LEIBOWICZ
50 LEJTMAN
2 LEJZEROWICZ
3 LENCNER
8 LENCZNER
43 LERNER
38 LEWENSZTAJN
4 LEWENSZTEJN
9 LEWI
26 LEWIN
2 LEWINSZTAJN
19 LEWKOWICZ
2 LEWKOWICZOW
107 LIBERMAN
14 LIBROWICZ
13 LICHTENFELD
2 LICHTENSZTAJN
9 LICHTMAN
2 LINDENBAUM
3 LIPSZIC
5 LIPSZYC
33 LIS
2 LIST
5 LITMAN
2 LJANDAU
3 LJANDE
2 LUBLIN
2 LUBLINER
3 LUBLINSKI
5 LUSTIGER
28 LUSTYGER
43 MARKOWICZ
4 MARKSON
3 MARTENFELD
2 MESSER
3 MICHAJLOWICZ
27 MICHALOWICZ
2 MICHALOWSKA
8 MICHALOWSKI
2 MIGDALSKI
7 MILECKA
144 MILSZTAJN
8 MILSZTEJN
4 MINC
5 MINDSZTAJN
2 MIODOWICZ
2 MITELBERG
3 MLECZNIK
6 MORTENFELD
75 MOSKOWICZ
95 MOSZKOWICZ
4 MUSZINSKA
16 MUSZYNSKA
2 NACHMAN
4 NAJBERG
5 NAJFELD
8 NAJMAN
4 NEJMAN
2 NIRINBERG
4 NORENBERG
2 NOWYTARG
8 NUDELMAN
2 ODERBERG
7 OFMAN
2 OPENCHAIM
4 OPENCHAJM
14 OPENGAJM
2 OPENGAJN
7 OPPENGAJM
8 ORBACH
2 OWECKO
5 OWIECZKA
2 PACHTER
2 PANSKA
8 PANSKI
2 PASERMAN
2 PEJSACH
66 PEJSAK
5 PELMAN
3 PENDRAK
23 PERELSZTAJN
2 PERELSZTEJN
5 PERKAL
2 PERLSZTAJN
2 PFEFER
26 PINKUS
6 PLAWNER
3 POMERANC
7 POZMANTIER
2 POZMANTYJER
2 POZMENTYR
2 POZNANSKA
3 PRAJZEROWICZ
16 PRASZKER
10 PRASZKIER
310 PREJZEROWICZ
11 PREJZOROWICZ
5 PRZEDNOWEK
7 PRZYROWSKA
11 RABINOWICZ
2 RAFALOWICZ
2 RAJBERGER
8 RAJCHERC
2 RAJCHWARGER
21 RAJGERC
2 RAJNBERK
67 RAJNCHERC
2 RAJNCHORC
2 RAJNCHORTZ
225 RAJNGERC
15 RAJNHERC
3 RAJTBERG
2 RAJTGERC
2 RAJZMAN
4 RAPAPORT
3 REBENSZTOK
2 REBINSZTOK
2 REJNCHORTZ
3 REJNGERC
4 RENKSZOWICZ
4 RICHTER
2 ROCHNIC
2 ROCHWAGIER
49 ROCHWARGER
51 ROCHWERGER
3 RODAL
10 RODSZILD
6 RODSZYLD
2 ROJTBERGER
4 ROTBARG
12 ROTBART
3 ROTENBERG
2 ROTENSZTAJN
7 ROTMAN
5 ROTSZILD
27 ROTSZYLD
14 ROZEN
172 ROZENBAUM
16 ROZENBERG
9 ROZENBLAT
6 ROZENCWAJG
29 ROZENFELD
3 ROZENSZTAJN
2 RUBIN
3 RUBINSKI
5 RUBINSZTAJN
19 RYCHTER
2 RYDLEWICZ
2 RYNK
2 SAMEL
2 SANDOMERSKA
2 SANDOMIRSKA
5 SANDOMIRSKI
2 SARNA
2 SILMAN
2 SIMKOWICZ
2 SIMSIA
10 SIWEK
2 SKARZYNSKI
2 SMOLINSKA
2 SNOPKOWSKA
3 SNOPKOWSKI
2 SOJKA
3 SOLORIAN
3 SREBRNIK
65 STAROZUM
102 STOROZUM
4 STRAUSMAN
17 STRAUZMAN
3 STRAZBERG
63 STROSBERG
5 STROZBERG
3 SULKOWKI
10 SULKOWSKI
2 SULMAN
3 SWIATLOWSKI
2 SYLMAN
6 SZANCER
4 SZAPSIAK
10 SZCZEKACZ
2 SZERMAN
2 SZILIT
2 SZLEZINGER
8 SZLIMER
4 SZMULEWICZ
19 SZOPA
2 SZPAJSENDLER
107 SZPILBERG
4 SZPIRA
3 SZPRYNGER
2 SZRYFT
3 SZTAJER
2 SZTIBEL
2 SZTRASBERG
2 SZTRASBURG
8 SZTYBEL
3 SZULBINGER
2 SZULDENGER
6 SZULDINGER
11 SZULDYNGER
21 SZULKLAPER
4 SZULMAN
3 SZWAJCER
17 SZWARC
14 SZWARCBAUM
12 SZWARCBERG
3 SZWARCBORT
2 SZWEJCER
2 SZWIMMER
7 SZYLIT
2 SZYPER
2 TEGENBAUM
5 TEL
3 TEMPEL
6 TENENBAUM
3 TENENBERG
5 TEPER
2 TIFENTER
3 TOMBERG
2 TONBERG
2 TOPAS
2 TORBECZKA
45 TRAJMAN
2 TRAUB
2 TULDENGER
6 TURNER
3 TYFENTER
3 TYGER
2 TYSBERG
2 TYSCH
3 UFNER
17 URBACH
6 USSR
2 WAJKSKOP
2 WAJNBERG
4 WAJNCHOLC
2 WAJNKOPF
2 WAJNSZTOK
6 WAJNTRAUB
2 WAJS
2 WAJSBROD
40 WAJSKOP
15 WAJSKOPF
19 WAJSMAN
3 WAJTWOGEL
2 WAJZMAN
57 WAKSMAN
2 WAKSMAND
2 WAKSZTAJN
7 WALDFOGEL
3 WALTFOGEL
2 WANSMAN
6 WARMUND
2 WARTEJZER
2 WAYSMATH
7 WEKSLER
6 WEKSZTAJN
3 WELDFOGEL
6 WELTFOGEL
3 WERCHAUZ
6 WERCHAUZER
2 WERMAN
3 WERTCHAJZER
2 WETER
6 WETTER
2 WEXLER
2 WIDAWSKA
7 WIDERMAN
2 WIERTSGAJZER
4 WINER
9 WINTER
2 WISZNIEWSKA
2 WITKOWSKA
2 WITTER
4 WOLBROM
2 WOLCHENDLER
2 WOLDFOGEL
9 WOLDFOGIEL
4 WOLFOGEL
5 WOLFOWICZ
2 WOLKOWICZ
15 WOLTFOGEL
8 WOLTFOGIEL
29 WOZNICA
9 WROCLAWSKA
55 WROCLAWSKI
2 YUNER
3 ZAIONC
5 ZAJACZKOWSKA
2 ZAJCBERG
14 ZAJDMAN
3 ZAJDNER
2 ZAJFE
2 ZAJONC
4 ZAKS
158 ZALCBERG
4 ZALCMAN
2 ZALMAN
2 ZAWTODAWES
2 ZELMAN
6 ZELTYN
11 ZIGELBAUM
12 ZILBERBERG
10 ZILBERMINC
3 ZILBERSZTAJN
3 ZILBERSZTEJN
3 ZOLADZ
2 ZOLONDZ
11 ZOLTA
17 ZOLTY
4 ZORBECHKA
9 ZULTA
11 ZULTY
67 ZYGELBAUM
7 ZYGELMAN
4 ZYGIELBAUM
2 ZYKOWICZ
9 ZYLBERBERG
3 ZYLBERSZTAJN
2 ZYLMAN
3 ZYSER
3 ZYSKIND

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