KOLISCH #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg

While we are on the subject of names, does anyone have a theory/explanation
for the name KOLISCH? This part of my family came >from Korycany
(Koritschan), Moravia. It is not such a common name, but does seem quite
close to KALISCH, which is more common and is linked to the Prussian town
Kalisz (Kalisch) in Posen (now in Poland). Is Kolisch definitely a variant
of Kalisch? Or is there some other explanation?

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

Bob Lenk

I also have a KOLISCH (sometimes spelled KOLLISCH) branch, >from the town
of Stupava (Stampfen, Stomfa) in current Slovakia (near Bratislava).

I have no informed explanation of the name, and am interested in what
people come up with. It has occurred to me that in Hebrew kol ish means
"every man", so it could have been a surname for a common person.

Bob Lenk
Greeley, Colorado, USA

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>

A some other possible explanation for the name Kolisch:

Dear Randol,
do you know village Kolischow/Kolis*ov - former district
Mu**hlhausen/Milevsko in South Bohemia?

Kolischow is now part of Pernartitz/Bernartice in the present district

Best Wishes
Hanus Grab
* = hook over "s"
** = Umlaut "u"
*** = line over "i"

Roberta Sheps

Further to Hanus Grab's posting, making a possible connection
between the surname Kolisch and the town Kolischow/Kolis*ov in the Pisek
District of Southern Bohemia, I have found that the district archivist in
Pisek has been extremely helpful.

His details are

Mgr. Jindriska Mosanska [jindriska.mosanska@...]

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, UK
Searching any Jewish families >from Pisek or Strakonice