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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 three times 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.

42 ABRAAMOWICZ
8 ABRACHAMOWICZ
3 ABRACHAMOWICZOW
11 ABRAMOWICZ
3 ABRAMSON
3 ABRAMZON
5 ADLOR
16 AJZENBERG
33 AKERMAN
4 ALTBAUM
4 ALTHANS
57 ALTMAN
5 AMSTERDAM
53 AMSTERDAMER
4 ANGIELCZYK
6 ANKLOWICZ
5 APELEWICZ
4 ARBUSMAN
3 ARBUZ
9 ARONOWICZ
5 ASZKENAZYDR
3 AWRUCH
4 BABA
32 BAJGEL
3 BAJGIEL
3 BALDERMAN
3 BALIN
3 BAUMWOL
3 BEM
3 BENCLOWICZ
3 BENDKOWSKI
4 BEREK
4 BERENSZTAJN
4 BERGER
3 BERGMAN
39 BERKOWICZ
14 BERLINER
9 BERMAN
5 BESSER
3 BESSERMAN
4 BEUTEL
3 BICZ
4 BICZEWSKI
12 BIDERMAN
16 BILET
6 BIMKA
4 BINDER
4 BINSZTOK
3 BIRNBAUM
6 BLACHARZ
6 BLANDGRUND
5 BLECH
5 BLIOCH
16 BLOCH
3 BLUGREND
5 BLUGRIN
8 BLUGRIND
13 BLUGRYND
15 BLUM
6 BLUMBERG
3 BLUMENKRANTZ
6 BOGUNIA
6 BOMBA
3 BORENSTEIN
113 BORENSZTAJN
5 BORENSZTEIN
21 BORENSZTEJN
3 BORENSZTYN
3 BORNSTEIN
10 BORNSZTAJN
3 BORNSZTEJN
4 BOROWEC
5 BOROWICKA
3 BOROWIECKA
8 BORZIKOWSKA
4 BORZIKOWSKAJA
18 BORZIKOWSKI
24 BORZYKOWSKA
25 BORZYKOWSKI
4 BOZIKOWSKI
6 BRANDES
7 BRANDYS
5 BRAT
3 BRATMAN
3 BRAUN
3 BRAUNSTEIN
3 BRESKEL
4 BROCLAWSKAJA
6 BROCLAWSKI
4 BROSLAWSKI
6 BRUSEK
6 BRZOSKA
4 BRZUSKA
3 BUCHMAN
3 BUCHNER
4 BULWA
11 BULWIK
4 BURSTEIN
10 CECHTIGER
24 CECHTYGER
3 CECHTYGIER
4 CELEK
3 CHAMERMAN
7 CHANDZELEK
3 CHASKIEL
54 CHAUPTMAN
4 CHENDZULK
29 CHERMAN
6 CHLADZYNSKI
3 CHOLTORP
4 CHORN
108 CHOROWICZ
3 CHRZANOWSKA
13 CHUTMAN
6 CIMERMAN
3 CIOLEK
7 CUKERMAN
8 CUKIERMAN
3 CYCHTYGIER
10 CYTERMAN
8 CZABAN
5 CZAPNIK
4 CZARNOBRODA
4 CZARNY
8 CZEMIERNIKI
4 CZESTOCHOWSKA
4 CZESTOCHOWSKI
3 CHOLTORP
7 DAJCH
4 DANCIGER
3 DANCYGIER
3 DANKOWICZ
4 DAWID
29 DAWIDOWICZ
5 DEGEN
4 DEUTSCH
3 DIAMANT
18 DIAMENT
4 DIMANT
4 DIMENDBERG
3 DINNER
10 DJAMENT
3 DOBRONOKI
6 DRESLER
6 DROZDZIK
3 DROZDZYK
6 DRYLICH
4 DYAMENT
3 DYCHTWALD
3 DYJAMENT
4 DYMAND
416 DYMANT
3 DZIALOSZYNSKA
5 EHRENKRANZ
5 EIDELSTEIN
4 EJZENBERG
24 EKSZTAJN
3 EKSZTEJN
6 ENDLENDER
29 ENGLENDER
3 ENGLER
4 ENZEL
4 EPSTEIN
4 EPSZTAJN
3 EPSZTEJN
19 ERENFRID
25 ERENFRYD
4 ERINFRYD
5 ERLICH
13 ERNST
16 ERYNFRYD
6 FABRYKANT
45 FAERSZTAJN
13 FAIERSZTAJN
11 FAJERMAN
85 FAJERSZTAJN
4 FAJERSZTEIN
12 FAJERSZTEJN
3 FAJERTAG
3 FAJERTAK
13 FAJFKOP
13 FAJFKOPF
9 FAJNER
3 FAJWKOP
7 FAJWLOWICZ
3 FALLS
3 FARENSZTAJN
10 FEDERMAN
3 FEINBERG
5 FELDHENDLER
8 FELDMAN
4 FELDMANN
3 FERSTER
3 FERSZTAJN
3 FILIPOWICZ
6 FINES
5 FINKELSTEIN
3 FISCHBACH
9 FISZEL
4 FISZLOWICZ
18 FISZMAN
4 FISZPAN
7 FOLTFOGEL
7 FRAJMAN
3 FREJBERG
10 FRENKEL
14 FRENKIEL
9 FRID
7 FRIDENSON
77 FRIDMAN
3 FRISZMAN
3 FROMER
4 FRUHLING
9 FRYD
3 FRYDE
47 FRYDMAN
4 FRYMORGEN
4 FRYSZMAN
4 FUCHS
15 FUKS
90 FURBERG
15 GAUPTMAN
3 GELBCHAUER
6 GELBER
6 GELBERT
5 GELBHART
3 GELBHAUER
3 GELDBERG
4 GELDNER
4 GELERNT
3 GELMAN
16 GERMAN
5 GERSZONOWICZ
3 GINSBERG
3 GISLER
4 GITLER
15 GLEJCER
3 GLIDMAN
9 GLIKSMAN
3 GLIKSZTAJN
4 GLOWACKI
13 GNENDELMAN
8 GODCHAJNER
17 GODFRID
24 GODFRYD
14 GOLD
47 GOLDBERG
8 GOLDFELD
15 GOLDMAN
3 GOLDMANN
3 GOLDSCHMIDT
13 GOLDSTEIN
7 GOLDSZTAJN
5 GOLDSZTEIN
7 GOLDSZTEJN
11 GOROWICZ
22 GOTFRID
35 GOTFRYD
4 GOTLIB
6 GOTTFRIED
7 GRAJCER
121 GRANEK
5 GRANKOWICZ
6 GRAUMAN
4 GRIM
3 GRIMBERG
5 GRIN
11 GRINBERG
4 GROMAN
9 GROSMAN
4 GROSSMANN
5 GRUNBERG
13 GRUSZKA
3 GRYN
9 GRYNBERG
3 GRYNER
3 GUCZENSKA
7 GUTERMAN
5 GUTFRAJND
129 GUTMAN
4 GUTMANN
3 GISLER
8 HALPERN
4 HAMMERMANN
33 HAUPTMAN
3 HECHT
6 HELLER
3 HERCZKOWICZ
18 HERMAN
4 HERSZBERG
5 HERSZKOWICZ
6 HERSZLIK
4 HERSZLIKOW
10 HERSZLIKOWICZ
3 HERSZLIKOWICZOWNA
4 HERTZ
3 HEY
3 HIMMELBLUM
48 HOROWICZ
3 HUTMAN
3 HELENA
5 ICKOWICZ
7 IZRAELOWICZ
4 IZRAILOWICZ
5 JABLONSKA
18 JAKOBOWICZ
3 JAKOBOWICZOW
4 JAKOBOWICZOWNA
51 JAKUBOWICZ
3 JAKUBOWICZOW
6 JANOW
32 JANOWER
3 JASKEROWICZ
3 JASKIEROWICZ
7 JASKOWICZ
23 JASKROWICZ
4 JCKOWICZ
9 JCYK
9 JCYKOW
9 JCYKOWICZ
3 JEGERGARN
15 JELEN
4 JICKEL
15 JOACHIMOWICZ
7 JOCHYMOWICZ
3 JOCHYMOWICZOWNA
3 JOKIEL
16 JOSKOWICZ
13 JOZEFOWICZ
4 JUDKIEWICZ
3 JZRAEL
7 JZRAELOWICZ
4 KACENGOLD
11 KACZKA
5 KALIN
10 KALMA
4 KALMAN
6 KALMIAK
9 KALMJACH
9 KALMJAK
5 KAM
8 KAMINSKA
18 KANTOR
3 KAR
4 KARALINSKA
3 KARCZEWSKI
6 KAROLINSKI
3 KARTURZ
5 KARTUS
4 KARTUSZ
4 KASS
7 KATZ
4 KAUFMAN
11 KELBAS
5 KELLER
6 KEMPNER
7 KENIGSBERG
4 KEPLER
3 KERSZENBAUM
11 KHON
9 KICHENBERG
8 KIELBAS
9 KIFER
43 KILSZTAJN
9 KILSZTEJN
6 KISEL
6 KISIAL
13 KLAJMAN
6 KLAJN
5 KLAJNER
3 KLAJNERMAN
6 KLAJNPLAC
3 KLEJN
4 KLESZCZEWKA
29 KLIN
11 KLING
23 KNOBLER
4 KOCHN
3 KOCZBART
17 KOHN
27 KOLIN
8 KOLTUN
118 KON
3 KONARSKA
3 KONIARSKA
3 KONIECPOLSKI
4 KOPLOWICZ
3 KORNBLITT
3 KOSTROWICH
4 KOWALSKI
5 KOZAK
5 KOZUCHOWSKI
3 KRAJBERG
3 KRAJCBERG
3 KRAJZBERG
10 KRAKAUER
11 KRAKOWSKA
34 KRAKOWSKI
31 KRASINSKI
5 KRASNER
3 KREMSKI
4 KRIMAN
3 KROMOLOWSKA
7 KROSNER
7 KRYMAN
6 KRZEPICKA
5 KUCK
6 KUFER
12 KUKLINSKI
3 KUTNER
5 LACHMAN
3 LAJTMAN
9 LAMPA
8 LANCMAN
4 LANDA
44 LANDAU
18 LANDE
4 LASK
12 LASKER
3 LASKI
4 LASKIER
3 LASKUTA
4 LAYZEROWICZ
5 LECHMAN
12 LEDERMAN
4 LEIBOWICZ
3 LEIDMANN
51 LEJTMAN
15 LEKAWSKI
10 LENCZNER
66 LERNER
11 LEWEK
43 LEWENSZTAJN
9 LEWENSZTEJN
14 LEWI
34 LEWIN
4 LEWINSZTAJN
6 LEWITZ
6 LEWKOW
59 LEWKOWICZ
11 LEWKOWICZOW
6 LEWKOWICZOWNA
4 LEWKOWY
3 LEYWY
79 LIBERMAN
25 LIBROWICZ
16 LICHTENFELD
3 LICHTENSZTAJN
10 LICHTMAN
10 LIEBERMAN
5 LIFSCHITZ
7 LINDENBAUM
4 LINDNER
3 LIPMAN
6 LIPSZIC
3 LIPSZYC
53 LIS
7 LITMAN
4 LJANDAU
4 LJANDE
4 LOBTMANN
4 LUGERNER
11 LUSTIGER
26 LUSTYGER
12 LUSTYGIER
3 MAGINSKY
9 MAJEROWICZ
10 MAJOROWICZ
3 MALUS
4 MANELA
7 MAREK
5 MARKIEWICZ
4 MARKOW
93 MARKOWICZ
5 MARKOWICZOW
3 MARKSON
7 MEDAKIEWICZ
5 MEDLOWICZ
3 MENDLEWICZ
7 MENDLOWICZ
4 MICHAJLOWICZ
36 MICHALOWICZ
3 MICHALOWSKA
11 MICHALOWSKI
3 MIETKIEWICZ
9 MIGALSKI
3 MILECKA
3 MILLER
3 MILSTEIN
160 MILSZTAJN
12 MILSZTEIN
19 MILSZTEJN
6 MINC
5 MINDSZTAJN
3 MIODOWNIK
3 MIRLIS
4 MITELBERG
6 MITELMAN
7 MORAWSKI
3 MOREL
4 MORELL
6 MORTENFELD
3 MOSEK
3 MOSKIEWICZ
6 MOSKOW
128 MOSKOWICZ
5 MOSKOWICZOW
4 MOSKOWICZOWNA
8 MOSZIEK
5 MOSZKOW
185 MOSZKOWICZ
5 MOSZKOWICZOW
8 MULARZ
3 MURAWIEC
6 MUSZINSKA
16 MUSZYNSKA
3 MARIA
4 MIECZYSLAW
5 NACHMAN
3 NACHMANOWICZ
3 NADEL
6 NAJFELD
22 NAJMAN
7 NEJMAN
3 NETKA
4 NEUFELD
8 NIRENBERG
3 NIRNBERG
5 NITKA
3 NOREMBERG
5 NORENBERG
3 NOSK
3 NOWOMIEJSKA
10 NUDELMAN
8 NÉE
3 OBERWEISS
10 ODERBERG
13 OFMAN
9 OPENCHAJM
11 OPENGAJM
3 OPENHAJM
5 OPPENGAJM
3 OPPENGEJM
9 OPPENHEIM
18 ORBACH
4 OSTROWSKY
4 OWIECZKA
6 PACHTER
6 PAIM
3 PAJM
5 PANSKA
8 PANSKI
6 PAWLOWICZ
7 PEJSACH
97 PEJSAK
6 PELCER
7 PELMAN
6 PENIOK
18 PERELSZTAJN
7 PERKAL
9 PERL
6 PERLMANN
3 PERTCHIK
3 PFEFER
3 PINCZUK
42 PINKUS
3 PINZNK
3 PLATEK
5 PLAWNER
6 POJSAK
8 POMERANC
6 POTOPSKI
3 POZMANTIER
4 POZNANSKA
3 POZNANSKI
3 PRAJZEROWICZ
20 PRASZKER
15 PRASZKIER
202 PREJZEROWICZ
22 PREJZOROWICZ
6 PRENGER
3 PROPORT
5 PRUSANSKY
11 PRYZEROWICZ
4 PRZYROWICZ
8 PRZYROWSKA
5 PYTOWSKA
13 RABINOWICZ
4 RACZYNSKI
8 RAJCHERC
3 RAJCHMAN
23 RAJGERC
96 RAJNCHERC
13 RAJNCHERTZ
3 RAJNCHORC
3 RAJNCHORTZ
156 RAJNGERC
28 RAJNHERC
6 RAJNHORE
3 RAJZMAN
4 RAPAPORT
4 RATNOWSKA
3 RAWICZ
3 RAYNER
5 REBENSZTOK
6 REGEN
4 REJNCHERTZ
8 REJNGERC
3 RENKSZOWICZ
10 RICHTER
59 ROCHWARGER
39 ROCHWERGER
3 ROCHWERGIER
3 RODAL
20 RODSZILD
7 RODSZYLD
9 ROSENBLUM
6 ROSENFELD
3 ROSENSZAJN
3 ROSENTHAL
4 ROTBARG
11 ROTBART
6 ROTENSZTAJN
4 ROTH
3 ROTHBART
7 ROTMAN
3 ROTNER
23 ROTSZILD
47 ROTSZYLD
19 ROZEN
71 ROZENBAUM
32 ROZENBERG
9 ROZENBLAT
4 ROZENBLUM
9 ROZENCWAJG
31 ROZENFELD
9 ROZENSZTAJN
3 ROZENWALD
4 RUBENSZTOK
7 RUBIN
6 RUBINSZTAJN
5 RUPRECHT
37 RYCHTER
3 RYCHTIGER
3 RYCHTYGIER
3 RYDLEWICZ
5 RYNBERG
5 SACK
3 SAKS
4 SALAMONOWICZ
3 SALOMON
34 SALOMONOWICZ
3 SALOMONOWICZOW
4 SAMEL
4 SANDOMIRSKA
8 SANDOMIRSKI
3 SAX
6 SCHERMAN
7 SCHITZER
4 SCHWARTZ
3 SERACOWSKY
5 SIAPSIA
5 SIAPSIOW
3 SIERADZKA
5 SILMAN
3 SIMSIA
12 SIWEK
6 SKARZYNSKI
3 SLIWINSKA
3 SLIWKA
5 SLOMKOWICZ
4 SMULOWICZ
4 SOBELMAN
4 SOHN
3 SOLOMIN
3 SOLORIAN
6 SPITZ
57 STAROZUM
4 STEIN
3 STEINER
3 STOILER
8 STOPNICKI
166 STOROZUM
9 STOZANSKI
4 STRAUSMAN
23 STRAUZMAN
15 STROSBERG
4 STROZ
5 STROZBERG
3 SULKOWKI
7 SULKOWSKA
12 SULKOWSKI
3 SULMAN
5 SWICENT
8 SZAJA
3 SZAJKOWICZ
8 SZAJOWICZ
9 SZANCER
3 SZAPSIA
18 SZCZEKACZ
5 SZERMAN
4 SZILIT
6 SZLAMKOWICZ
3 SZLAMOWICZ
4 SZLEZINGER
22 SZLIMER
4 SZMIT
7 SZMULEWICZ
6 SZMULOWICZ
26 SZOPA
6 SZOSTEK
3 SZPAJZMAN
3 SZPICER
188 SZPILBERG
4 SZPIRA
5 SZPRINGER
3 SZRAJBER
3 SZRYFT
5 SZTERN
5 SZTIBEL
3 SZTRASBURG
13 SZTYBEL
4 SZTYLBERG
3 SZTYLMAN
3 SZTYMEL
8 SZULDINGER
20 SZULDYNGER
3 SZULDYNGIER
13 SZULKLAPER
6 SZULMAN
23 SZWARC
23 SZWARCBAUM
11 SZWARCBERG
3 SZWARTZ
3 SZWIMER
4 SZYLIT
3 SZYMKOWICZ
8 TALLER
3 TEMPEL
14 TENENBAUM
5 TENENBERG
3 TENNENBAUM
6 TEPER
3 TOTMAN
34 TRAJMAN
4 TRUCHTMANN
3 TUCHSZER
5 TURNER
3 TYKOCKA
8 UKRAINIEC
3 UMFLAT
3 UMLAS
3 UNTERHALTER
16 URBACH
3 WAJDENBAUM
9 WAJNBERG
6 WAJNCHOLC
3 WAJNHOLC
12 WAJNRAJCH
6 WAJNRYB
11 WAJNSZTAJN
5 WAJNSZTOK
5 WAJNTRAUB
4 WAJS
3 WAJSBART
35 WAJSKOP
10 WAJSKOPF
29 WAJSMAN
5 WAJTWOGEL
62 WAKSMAN
4 WALBERG
3 WALDBERG
15 WALDFOGEL
4 WALEWELSKI
4 WALTFOGEL
4 WANG
3 WARGON
8 WARMUND
4 WARSCHANSKY
6 WARSCHITZKI
3 WARSZAWSKA
4 WARSZAWSKI
8 WAXMAN
8 WEIDENBAUM
3 WEINBERG
4 WEINSELBAUM
3 WEINSTEIN
5 WEINSTOCK
3 WEISBROT
4 WEISMAN
5 WEISS
5 WEISSFISCH
16 WEKSLER
11 WEKSZTAJN
5 WEKSZTEJN
5 WELTFOGEL
3 WERBEK
4 WETTER
5 WEXLER
5 WIDERMAN
4 WIENER
3 WIERNIK
6 WIESELTHIER
5 WINDMAN
5 WINER
19 WINTER
4 WOLBERG
4 WOLDFOGEL
7 WOLDFOGIEL
3 WOLF
10 WOLFOWICZ
17 WOLTFOGEL
16 WOLTFOGIEL
35 WOZNICA
15 WROCLAWSKA
49 WROCLAWSKI
4 WULFOWICZ
3 ZAJACZKOWSKA
23 ZAJDMAN
5 ZAJDNER
6 ZAKS
7 ZALBERG
204 ZALCBERG
3 ZALCER
12 ZALCMAN
3 ZALESKI
3 ZALMAN
3 ZAX
3 ZEJDMAN
14 ZELCER
6 ZELKOWICZ
4 ZELMAN
4 ZELMOWICZ
9 ZELTEN
4 ZELTYN
11 ZIGELBAUM
9 ZIGELMAN
12 ZILBERBERG
6 ZILBERG
9 ZILBERMINC
3 ZILBERSZTAJN
27 ZOLTA
28 ZOLTY
3 ZORBECHKA
9 ZULTA
10 ZULTY
80 ZYGELBAUM
10 ZYGELMAN
15 ZYGIELBAUM
7 ZYGIELMAN
9 ZYLBERBERG
3 ZYLBERSZTAJN
4 ZYNGER
4 ZYSER
3 ZYSKIND
3 ZYSMAN

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