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Historians and Hungarian Jewish History #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

Without taking anything away >from Steven Grosz's excellent and interesting
report, and not to diminish the stature of Mr. Stark - it would be more
precise to say that Mr. Stark is the expert in the field of Jewish
demographic losses during the Holocaust, and is also among the most
knowledgeable researchers in the study of the Hungarian Holocaust.
Of course, Randolph Braham reigns supreme as the foremost scholar of that
tragic period.

Does anyone know of other serious researchers in this field? There is
Gabi-Bar Shaked and there are a number of Slovakian Holocaust researchers:
Livia Rothkirchen, Gila Fitran, Yeshayahu Yellinek, and Robert Buchler.
Other scholars engaged in Hungarian Jewish studies are Moshe Carmilly
Weinberger in America, Michael Silber and Suzann Nagy at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, Raphael Vago and Zvi Hartman at Tel Aviv
University. Sadly, a number of scholars have passed away in the last few
years. Within the last fourteen months we have lost Rafael Patai, Jacob Katz
and Yosef Cohen, and in recent years also Eliyahu Gonda, Shmuel Weingarten,
and Yehuda Spiegel. I don't know if Nataniel Katzbug or Bela Vago are still
active. Others who have recently published on Hungarian Jewish history are
Yitzchak Peri (Friedman) and Andrew Handler. I'm sure I have missed some.
Perhaps others can provide additional names or may have additional
information about the scholars mentioned here.


Louis Schonfeld


Hungary SIG #Hungary Historians and Hungarian Jewish History #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

Without taking anything away >from Steven Grosz's excellent and interesting
report, and not to diminish the stature of Mr. Stark - it would be more
precise to say that Mr. Stark is the expert in the field of Jewish
demographic losses during the Holocaust, and is also among the most
knowledgeable researchers in the study of the Hungarian Holocaust.
Of course, Randolph Braham reigns supreme as the foremost scholar of that
tragic period.

Does anyone know of other serious researchers in this field? There is
Gabi-Bar Shaked and there are a number of Slovakian Holocaust researchers:
Livia Rothkirchen, Gila Fitran, Yeshayahu Yellinek, and Robert Buchler.
Other scholars engaged in Hungarian Jewish studies are Moshe Carmilly
Weinberger in America, Michael Silber and Suzann Nagy at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, Raphael Vago and Zvi Hartman at Tel Aviv
University. Sadly, a number of scholars have passed away in the last few
years. Within the last fourteen months we have lost Rafael Patai, Jacob Katz
and Yosef Cohen, and in recent years also Eliyahu Gonda, Shmuel Weingarten,
and Yehuda Spiegel. I don't know if Nataniel Katzbug or Bela Vago are still
active. Others who have recently published on Hungarian Jewish history are
Yitzchak Peri (Friedman) and Andrew Handler. I'm sure I have missed some.
Perhaps others can provide additional names or may have additional
information about the scholars mentioned here.


Louis Schonfeld


Re: synagogue marriages in England #general

michael slifkin <slifkin@...>
 

The laws governing marriage in the UK are set out in the handbook given to all
marriage secretaries. However as I said it is only a technical offence in that
I have never heard of anyone being prosecuted for it. I would imagine that
hardly anybody knows about the law except marriage secretaries. In the United
Synagogues the minister is often the marriage secretary and would know the law.
It is quite likely that most of the unregistered weddings are carried out by
people ignorant of the law. In my experience synagogue executives do not want to
do anything illegal and so do not allow unregistered weddings to take place in
their sybaggoues.If you belong to a synaggoue of any denomination ask the
marrriage secretary to check his handbook for you.
The situation with non-registered place of worships is that they arrange for a
marriage regisitrar to be present.

Professor M A Slifkin
Jerusalem - Israel

Nick Landau wrote:

From: michael slifkin <slifkin@avoda.jct.ac.il>

According to UK law any ceremony purporting to be a wedding must be
registered with the authorities. The Rabbi who married a couple after a
civil wedding was committing a technical offense as clearly the wedding
could not be registered for a second time and the law doesn't allow for
such weddings.
I am sure that you are wrong. A Christian friend of mine was marrying a
divorcee. They were first married in a registry office and then the
marriage was blessed in Church. I know that is not quite the same thing
but it is similar.

There are legal reasons why it might be prudent to be made husband and
wife and to travel as so although the couple might wish to travel to
another country, to celebrate with family etc, to have the religious
service.

I believe it is not uncommon for Muslims to be married in a civil service
in the UK and to have a religious service in the Indian sub-continent.

Likewise I would have thought that denominations that are not registered
for marriage would use the civil facilities and then carry out their own
marriage service.

If the rabbi had been carrying out something illegal I think that he had
chosen the wrong boys to make up the minyan because I don't think our
parents woudl have condoned something that was not above board.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: synagogue marriages in England #general

michael slifkin <slifkin@...>
 

The laws governing marriage in the UK are set out in the handbook given to all
marriage secretaries. However as I said it is only a technical offence in that
I have never heard of anyone being prosecuted for it. I would imagine that
hardly anybody knows about the law except marriage secretaries. In the United
Synagogues the minister is often the marriage secretary and would know the law.
It is quite likely that most of the unregistered weddings are carried out by
people ignorant of the law. In my experience synagogue executives do not want to
do anything illegal and so do not allow unregistered weddings to take place in
their sybaggoues.If you belong to a synaggoue of any denomination ask the
marrriage secretary to check his handbook for you.
The situation with non-registered place of worships is that they arrange for a
marriage regisitrar to be present.

Professor M A Slifkin
Jerusalem - Israel

Nick Landau wrote:

From: michael slifkin <slifkin@avoda.jct.ac.il>

According to UK law any ceremony purporting to be a wedding must be
registered with the authorities. The Rabbi who married a couple after a
civil wedding was committing a technical offense as clearly the wedding
could not be registered for a second time and the law doesn't allow for
such weddings.
I am sure that you are wrong. A Christian friend of mine was marrying a
divorcee. They were first married in a registry office and then the
marriage was blessed in Church. I know that is not quite the same thing
but it is similar.

There are legal reasons why it might be prudent to be made husband and
wife and to travel as so although the couple might wish to travel to
another country, to celebrate with family etc, to have the religious
service.

I believe it is not uncommon for Muslims to be married in a civil service
in the UK and to have a religious service in the Indian sub-continent.

Likewise I would have thought that denominations that are not registered
for marriage would use the civil facilities and then carry out their own
marriage service.

If the rabbi had been carrying out something illegal I think that he had
chosen the wrong boys to make up the minyan because I don't think our
parents woudl have condoned something that was not above board.


surnames #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

It has been a long time since I posted my surnames so I thought I would try
again:

Arlene Parnes, Orlando, FL
Searching:
ARONOWITZ, Russia; Cuba; ASIA, Krements, Poland/Ukraine
COHEN, Russia; Manchester, Eng; EPSTEIN, Russia; GALEWITZ, Vilnius,
Minsk or Grodno
GROBERG, Vienna; JUVITZER/PARNES; Vishnevets, Poland/Ukraine;
SPIEGELMAN, Ternopol

I am really especially anxious to find ARONOWITZ (sister of GALEWITZ) and
GALEWITZ.

I have found 4 men with that last name but have not been able to connect
them to my family -- other than Mor(r)is. I have a strong suspicion that
this man, when he gave his age on embarkation, lied to make himself older,
as the rest of the information agrees with what we know about my gf - born
in 1870, arrived 1888, first papers in 1891, nat in 1902

Can anyone help?

Thanks
Arlene
Many thanks


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen surnames #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

It has been a long time since I posted my surnames so I thought I would try
again:

Arlene Parnes, Orlando, FL
Searching:
ARONOWITZ, Russia; Cuba; ASIA, Krements, Poland/Ukraine
COHEN, Russia; Manchester, Eng; EPSTEIN, Russia; GALEWITZ, Vilnius,
Minsk or Grodno
GROBERG, Vienna; JUVITZER/PARNES; Vishnevets, Poland/Ukraine;
SPIEGELMAN, Ternopol

I am really especially anxious to find ARONOWITZ (sister of GALEWITZ) and
GALEWITZ.

I have found 4 men with that last name but have not been able to connect
them to my family -- other than Mor(r)is. I have a strong suspicion that
this man, when he gave his age on embarkation, lied to make himself older,
as the rest of the information agrees with what we know about my gf - born
in 1870, arrived 1888, first papers in 1891, nat in 1902

Can anyone help?

Thanks
Arlene
Many thanks


Brepca #general

Don Gallard <dg2286@...>
 

Has anyone heard of the name Brepca? This is the name on my great-great
grandmothers death certificate. It is not a name I have ever heard. Her
tombstone says Brina. Any insights?

Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO

ROTHBLAT-Ovruch, Vystupovitz
LOBATCH-Petadraka
FELDMAN/HERMAN/BOSKO-Vinnica, Litin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brepca #general

Don Gallard <dg2286@...>
 

Has anyone heard of the name Brepca? This is the name on my great-great
grandmothers death certificate. It is not a name I have ever heard. Her
tombstone says Brina. Any insights?

Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO

ROTHBLAT-Ovruch, Vystupovitz
LOBATCH-Petadraka
FELDMAN/HERMAN/BOSKO-Vinnica, Litin


Re: German/Polish towns #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 11/23/98 4:27:38 PM EST, salassoc@a.crl.com writes:

I am wondering if this SIG is the right place for me to be following if the
towns I am interested in were in what formerly was Germany...Prussia. It
is Poland today...should I be following this SIg or the German Jewish SIG?
If your interest is specifically focussed on vital records, note that:

The goal of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland) is to
create a World-Wide-Web - based, searchable database of the
indices of 19th century Jewish vital records >from current and former
territories of Poland. Where such records are available, they may
include towns which are now part of Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus.

On the other hand, I suggest you don't close any doors. You may
well find networking within the German Jewish SIG will result in
important leads for your research.

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Wyszkow 1889 marriages & Births #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Indices to more than 200 additional Wyszkow, Poland, 1889 births
and marriages have been added to the Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland database.

These records were overlooked in the original transfer of the file to
Michael Tobias. It was my fault and I apologize for any convenience
this may have caused researchers.

These are indices to records which are part of the new JRI-Poland /
Polish State Archives project.

The family names included in these additional records are noted below.

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

AJZENBERG ALTMARK BALDYGA BAKIER BEJLES BEJNIS
BENGELSDORF BENJAMINOWICZ BIALYSTOK BIGASZ
BINDUSZKA BORENSZTEJN BRAMA BRODA BRODACZ
BROJTMAN BROK BROMBERG BRON BRONSZTEJN BUNKER
CAJTAK CEMBAL CHOROSZCZ CHRZAN CHRZPAN
CUKROWICZ CYMERMAN CYNAMON DAB/DOMB DERGICZ
DON DRONTEK DZIENKIEWICZ ECHENBAUM ELSZLEK
EPSZTEJN FAKTOR FASZKOWICZ FINKIELSZTEJN FONGOLD
FRIDMAN GLOWINSKI GIRNSZTEJN GOLDA GOLAND
GOLCMAN GOLDWASER GOLIBRODA GRANAT GRINBERG
GRINSMAN GRINSZPAN GRIZIAK GROSBAUM GUDARSKI
GURFNAGIEL GURMAN HOLAND ISLECH ISMACH JABLECKI
JABLONKA JAGODA JAKUBOWICZ JAREMBEK JELEN
JEROZOLIMSKI JILENOWODZKI JOSKOWICZ KALUSKI
KAC KARAS KARTOFEL KLENCARZ KOLAKER KONCZINSKI
KOPER KOPLEWICZ KRAWICOW KRONENBERG KUZNICKI
KWIATEK LAUFER LEMBERG LEWITA LICHTMAN LIS
LITMAN LYZKA MALINA MARGULIS MARKUS MELNIK MILER
MONKITA NAJMAN NEJMAN NEJMARK NOWOGRAD
NOWOGRODSKOW NYSON OLDAK OLSZAKER OLSZAKER
ORENSZTEJN OSOWIECKI OSOWSKI OSTROLEKER
OSTROWIAK OSTRY PALUCH PASTERNAK PIASECKI
RACHMAN RADZYMINSKI RAJCHMAN ROGAL ROTBART
ROTENBERG ROZENBERG RUBINOWICZ RUMIANEK
RYBA SADEK SAGAL SAMSONOWICZ SERKO SINCUN
SINTANKA SOKOL STOLIAPIN STOLIK SZAFRAN SZAJKO
SZEMBERG SZUMOWICZ TREMBLINSKI TRZMIL TYKIEWICZ
WAJNBAUM WAJNBERG WAJSMAN WARSZAWSKI
WASBERG WEGIER WIATER WYSOCKI ZILBERBERG
ZILBERMAN ZIMNOWODZKI ZOLONDZ ZRELAZNITCKI


JRI Poland #Poland Re: German/Polish towns #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 11/23/98 4:27:38 PM EST, salassoc@a.crl.com writes:

I am wondering if this SIG is the right place for me to be following if the
towns I am interested in were in what formerly was Germany...Prussia. It
is Poland today...should I be following this SIg or the German Jewish SIG?
If your interest is specifically focussed on vital records, note that:

The goal of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland) is to
create a World-Wide-Web - based, searchable database of the
indices of 19th century Jewish vital records >from current and former
territories of Poland. Where such records are available, they may
include towns which are now part of Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus.

On the other hand, I suggest you don't close any doors. You may
well find networking within the German Jewish SIG will result in
important leads for your research.

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Wyszkow 1889 marriages & Births #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Indices to more than 200 additional Wyszkow, Poland, 1889 births
and marriages have been added to the Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland database.

These records were overlooked in the original transfer of the file to
Michael Tobias. It was my fault and I apologize for any convenience
this may have caused researchers.

These are indices to records which are part of the new JRI-Poland /
Polish State Archives project.

The family names included in these additional records are noted below.

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

AJZENBERG ALTMARK BALDYGA BAKIER BEJLES BEJNIS
BENGELSDORF BENJAMINOWICZ BIALYSTOK BIGASZ
BINDUSZKA BORENSZTEJN BRAMA BRODA BRODACZ
BROJTMAN BROK BROMBERG BRON BRONSZTEJN BUNKER
CAJTAK CEMBAL CHOROSZCZ CHRZAN CHRZPAN
CUKROWICZ CYMERMAN CYNAMON DAB/DOMB DERGICZ
DON DRONTEK DZIENKIEWICZ ECHENBAUM ELSZLEK
EPSZTEJN FAKTOR FASZKOWICZ FINKIELSZTEJN FONGOLD
FRIDMAN GLOWINSKI GIRNSZTEJN GOLDA GOLAND
GOLCMAN GOLDWASER GOLIBRODA GRANAT GRINBERG
GRINSMAN GRINSZPAN GRIZIAK GROSBAUM GUDARSKI
GURFNAGIEL GURMAN HOLAND ISLECH ISMACH JABLECKI
JABLONKA JAGODA JAKUBOWICZ JAREMBEK JELEN
JEROZOLIMSKI JILENOWODZKI JOSKOWICZ KALUSKI
KAC KARAS KARTOFEL KLENCARZ KOLAKER KONCZINSKI
KOPER KOPLEWICZ KRAWICOW KRONENBERG KUZNICKI
KWIATEK LAUFER LEMBERG LEWITA LICHTMAN LIS
LITMAN LYZKA MALINA MARGULIS MARKUS MELNIK MILER
MONKITA NAJMAN NEJMAN NEJMARK NOWOGRAD
NOWOGRODSKOW NYSON OLDAK OLSZAKER OLSZAKER
ORENSZTEJN OSOWIECKI OSOWSKI OSTROLEKER
OSTROWIAK OSTRY PALUCH PASTERNAK PIASECKI
RACHMAN RADZYMINSKI RAJCHMAN ROGAL ROTBART
ROTENBERG ROZENBERG RUBINOWICZ RUMIANEK
RYBA SADEK SAGAL SAMSONOWICZ SERKO SINCUN
SINTANKA SOKOL STOLIAPIN STOLIK SZAFRAN SZAJKO
SZEMBERG SZUMOWICZ TREMBLINSKI TRZMIL TYKIEWICZ
WAJNBAUM WAJNBERG WAJSMAN WARSZAWSKI
WASBERG WEGIER WIATER WYSOCKI ZILBERBERG
ZILBERMAN ZIMNOWODZKI ZOLONDZ ZRELAZNITCKI


Re: WOLFSON Family #general

michael slifkin <slifkin@...>
 

The family of Lord WOLFSON came to Glasgow Scoltand >from Europe at
the end of the last century


Professor M A Slifkin
Jerusalem - Israel

Ireene Wolfson wrote:

I am interested in obtaining information about a WOLFSON family
who came to either Scotland and/or England at the turn of the
century.
ALLAN WOLFSON > Montreal, Quebec, Canada > e-mail: ireenew@e-scape.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: WOLFSON Family #general

michael slifkin <slifkin@...>
 

The family of Lord WOLFSON came to Glasgow Scoltand >from Europe at
the end of the last century


Professor M A Slifkin
Jerusalem - Israel

Ireene Wolfson wrote:

I am interested in obtaining information about a WOLFSON family
who came to either Scotland and/or England at the turn of the
century.
ALLAN WOLFSON > Montreal, Quebec, Canada > e-mail: ireenew@e-scape.net


Info from Russian Jewish Lady #belarus

Myra S. Davis <myrabokpg@...>
 

Hello everyone,
I just met a woman today >from Mogilev, Russia. She is only here in
Tucson, AZ 2 years. She is a very pleasant lady and has two daughters.
She went to school here to learn English and is doing very well although
she has a very heavy accent.
She said there is not longer any synagogue in Mogilev. There has not
been any since the first World War. She did not know the word Shtetls.
When I explained what it was she said they called it a getto. I said
that was in English and she said same word. She said the Jews do not
practice any religion and the only thing every one celebrates is the New
Year. She was familiar with Passover but only that. They have a hard
time getting meat there. I really was surprised to learn about the lack
of Judaism. I had expected her to be very religious. She said they only
know they are Jewish and there are non-Jews. But there was no feeling of
being Jewish until she came here and started sending her girls to Hebrew
school. She is very glad to be in America especially for her girls
sakes.
This visit was an unexpected pleasure for me. She is going to translate
Russian records for me when they come into the Family History Center
(Mormon)

Myra Davis
myrabokpg@juno.com
Tucson, AZ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Myra, I don't think your friend is fully informed. I
have spoken to other recent immigrants >from >from Mogilev and there is in
fact a Hebrew school for the Jewish children there and that there are
Jewish communal activities organized in Mogilev.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Info from Russian Jewish Lady #belarus

Myra S. Davis <myrabokpg@...>
 

Hello everyone,
I just met a woman today >from Mogilev, Russia. She is only here in
Tucson, AZ 2 years. She is a very pleasant lady and has two daughters.
She went to school here to learn English and is doing very well although
she has a very heavy accent.
She said there is not longer any synagogue in Mogilev. There has not
been any since the first World War. She did not know the word Shtetls.
When I explained what it was she said they called it a getto. I said
that was in English and she said same word. She said the Jews do not
practice any religion and the only thing every one celebrates is the New
Year. She was familiar with Passover but only that. They have a hard
time getting meat there. I really was surprised to learn about the lack
of Judaism. I had expected her to be very religious. She said they only
know they are Jewish and there are non-Jews. But there was no feeling of
being Jewish until she came here and started sending her girls to Hebrew
school. She is very glad to be in America especially for her girls
sakes.
This visit was an unexpected pleasure for me. She is going to translate
Russian records for me when they come into the Family History Center
(Mormon)

Myra Davis
myrabokpg@juno.com
Tucson, AZ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Myra, I don't think your friend is fully informed. I
have spoken to other recent immigrants >from >from Mogilev and there is in
fact a Hebrew school for the Jewish children there and that there are
Jewish communal activities organized in Mogilev.


Vilniaus Getas (Vilnius Ghetto) #general

Michelle Sandler <MichelleSandler@...>
 

Does anyone know if there is a copy of Vilniaus Getas any where in
South-East Los Angeles county or Orange county?. Please reply to me
privately.

Michelle Sandler
MichelleSandler@bigfoot.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilniaus Getas (Vilnius Ghetto) #general

Michelle Sandler <MichelleSandler@...>
 

Does anyone know if there is a copy of Vilniaus Getas any where in
South-East Los Angeles county or Orange county?. Please reply to me
privately.

Michelle Sandler
MichelleSandler@bigfoot.com


Re: Searching:NAGURNEY #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

Pyotr@aol.com wrote:

I am researching the name NAGURNEY. The name is found on the CJSI,
Avotaynu index, and in Alexander Beider's book"Jewish surnames in the
Kingdom of Poland." Does this mean that all people with the surname
NAGURNEY are of Jewish descent, or is the name common in Poland and
Russia among both Jews and non-Jews. There are of course many ways to
spell this surname, including NAGORNY, NAGOURNEY,NAGURNY, NAGORNYJ, and
a few others. If anyone can help me answer this question, " Are all of
the NAGURNEY'S Jewish?" I would appreciate your help.>
Thank you my Friends,
Peter Nagurney > Syracuse, NY
The variations of Nagurney's name are very much common in Poland
(Nago'rny), Russia and White Russia - Belaruss (Nagornyj), Ukraine
(Nagorny) and Slovakia and Czechia (Nahorny). They all associated
with the "hill" or ""mountain" - (in Slavic: gora, go'ra, hora)

Name could describe a person being on the "top", which can be attributed
to the description of a person living on the top of the hill or a person,
being elevated to the top "management" of a tribe, community or village.

Name can also be associated with the village/shtetl location on the top
of the hill, in this case shtetl would be known as: Nagorne, Nago'rne or
Nagornoje or some variations herein.

Name can also be attributed to the "political correctness: reasons, when
people, with German sounding names as "berg" (hill, mountain) have
localized their names for the local population consumption and
satisfaction.
The last person who done this trick was a guy by name Battenberg, his
family is now known as Mountbatten, I believe they have some pretty close
connections with the British Royalty.

Since some Jewish people had also probably reside on top of the hills
(beside the fact, that they always felt in Russia and Poland as being
constantly under the hill), they have adopted very same name pattern as
their Gentile neighborhood.

One shouldn't neglect people residing "under the hill". Their name are
known as Podgornyj, Podhorny, Podgo'rny and Podgorny, etc.

One of them, a guy by name Nikolai Podgorny actually made up right to the
top of the Soviet bureaucracy and became a USSR's president. This is of
course untypical extreme, when Podgorny became a virtual Nagorny.

I hope Pyotr, that this answer your question:
Not all Nagurney's are Jewish, and by the same token, not all Jews are
nagorney's. Some still under the hills.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching:NAGURNEY #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

Pyotr@aol.com wrote:

I am researching the name NAGURNEY. The name is found on the CJSI,
Avotaynu index, and in Alexander Beider's book"Jewish surnames in the
Kingdom of Poland." Does this mean that all people with the surname
NAGURNEY are of Jewish descent, or is the name common in Poland and
Russia among both Jews and non-Jews. There are of course many ways to
spell this surname, including NAGORNY, NAGOURNEY,NAGURNY, NAGORNYJ, and
a few others. If anyone can help me answer this question, " Are all of
the NAGURNEY'S Jewish?" I would appreciate your help.>
Thank you my Friends,
Peter Nagurney > Syracuse, NY
The variations of Nagurney's name are very much common in Poland
(Nago'rny), Russia and White Russia - Belaruss (Nagornyj), Ukraine
(Nagorny) and Slovakia and Czechia (Nahorny). They all associated
with the "hill" or ""mountain" - (in Slavic: gora, go'ra, hora)

Name could describe a person being on the "top", which can be attributed
to the description of a person living on the top of the hill or a person,
being elevated to the top "management" of a tribe, community or village.

Name can also be associated with the village/shtetl location on the top
of the hill, in this case shtetl would be known as: Nagorne, Nago'rne or
Nagornoje or some variations herein.

Name can also be attributed to the "political correctness: reasons, when
people, with German sounding names as "berg" (hill, mountain) have
localized their names for the local population consumption and
satisfaction.
The last person who done this trick was a guy by name Battenberg, his
family is now known as Mountbatten, I believe they have some pretty close
connections with the British Royalty.

Since some Jewish people had also probably reside on top of the hills
(beside the fact, that they always felt in Russia and Poland as being
constantly under the hill), they have adopted very same name pattern as
their Gentile neighborhood.

One shouldn't neglect people residing "under the hill". Their name are
known as Podgornyj, Podhorny, Podgo'rny and Podgorny, etc.

One of them, a guy by name Nikolai Podgorny actually made up right to the
top of the Soviet bureaucracy and became a USSR's president. This is of
course untypical extreme, when Podgorny became a virtual Nagorny.

I hope Pyotr, that this answer your question:
Not all Nagurney's are Jewish, and by the same token, not all Jews are
nagorney's. Some still under the hills.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta, Canada