Seeking DARTER Family: European origins #general

Christopher Moncrieff <christophermoncrieff@...>

Is anyone able to help me trace the Central European origins of the
DARTER family?

My paternal grandmother was a Darter. The family lived in Herftordshire,
England (UK), and in North London. They were assimilated, secular Jews,
although >from their appearance and habits they were clearly originally
Central Europeans. Some of the family are still alive, but as often
happens they know little if anything about their history.

The name Darter appears to be fairly rare. It is not English, and there
are few if any Darters now in Britain. The family most likely came to the
UK during the 19th century, in one of the immigrations.

Initial research on Avotaynu and JewishGen confirms my belief that they
were probably Polish. There also seem to be links to Galicia.

Although I am happy to learn about the current whereabouts of Darters
around the world, my main aim is to find out where they came >from
originally. A lot of my work involves Central Europe, and I speak some of
the languages.

So if anyone >from this excellent forum can help me in any way I would be
very grateful.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Christopher Moncrieff

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not done so already, you may also
search the JewishGen Family Finder at
to find others who may have DARTERs. If you create your own entry
as well, using the "enter/modify" option, you will make your
information available to other researchers who will then be able
to find you.

Join to automatically receive all group messages.