DE JONA (DE YONA) family in Lviv (Lemberg) #general
I am looking for any information (ancestors, descendants) concerning a
Lviv (Lwow, Lemberg) Jewish family of medical doctors, who lived there
during the 17th and beginning 18th century. Typical given names might
have been, Simcha, Yochanan, Menachem Baruch and Yaakov. Any
information will be greatly acknowledged.
Isak Gath, Haifa.
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Isak, you may well be looking at a Sephardic family. Many medical
doctors certainly left Spain after 1492 and went around the world.
Many of the "Royal" doctors in Eastern Europe had Sephardic roots.
In checking variants of the name in Pere Bonnin's Sangre Judia (4th
edition, which lists year of a document and the place it was found),
I find the following information:
JONA (1324, in Valls Taragona)
JONAH (1173, Tudela)
YONA (1212, Girona)
YONAH (1012, Aragon)
The "de" indicates "from" or "of" (as in a family).
I would also check the name search engine at Sephardim.com, as well
as Jeff Malka's SephardicGen.com.
If this is your direct line, or you can find someone who is >from
this direct line and do a Y-DNA test (37 or 67 markers) at
FamilyTreeDNA.com and join the IberianAshkenaz DNA Project
(co-administered by both Judy Simon and myself), perhaps some
interesting connections might pop up. The Project has confirmed
some rather surprising stories of Sephardic origin in some very
Please contact me if you have additional questions.
With best wishes
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
TALALAI-TALALAY-TALALAJ: Mogilev, Vorotinschtina, Zavarezhe,
Gorki, BEL; Novgorod Severskiy, Chernigov, UKR; St. Petersburg,
TALALYA-TALALLA: Lerida/Llerida, Catalunya, Spain.
Isak Gath <ISAK@bm.technion.ac.il> wrote:
I am looking for any information (ancestors, descendants)
concerning a Lviv (Lwow, Lemberg) Jewish family of medical doctors,
who lived there during the 17th and beginning 18th century. Typical
given names might have been, Simcha, Yochanan, Menachem Baruch and
Yaakov. Any information will be greatly acknowledged.
Gesher Galicia has put many of the Jewish vital records for Lviv
(Lemberg) online for free searches in the All Galicia Database at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/ . Currently the database includes:
- Lviv Jewish Birth Records (1805-1871)
- Lviv Jewish Death Records (1805-1870)
- Lviv Jewish Marriage Records (1801-1866)
(These record sets are not 100% complete yet and will be updated
I took a quick look at the data and I noticed that there were several
Jewish families listed in these Lviv records with similar names to
your YONA / JONA, including JONAS, JONNAS, JONES, JONASS, JANER, and
These names may represent the same family or small number of families
who had "creative" spelling variants -- for example, one person's
surname is listed as JONNER in one record and JONER in another,
another as both JOHN and JONAS, etc.
The names appear in some of the very earliest surviving Jewish vital
records in the city, including records I saw >from 1803 and 1805.
Granted, this is still 100 years after the time period you are
researching, but it is possible that these families are descendants or
relatives of your DE JONA physicians.
- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California
Ellen Korpi <korpi@...>
Isak, Thanks to the Gesher Galicia data base that Brooke Shreier Ganz
manages, I have discovered that my ggg grandmother was Jutte Jonas from
Lviv. She married Daniel Josef Ordner and I believe her second husband had
a surname of Urich. I have mapped the Jonas family entries >from that data
base onto an excel spread sheet and am happy to share that with you or
anyone else who contacts me directly.
Lviv (FELD, ORDNER, WOSK, JONAS, SCHIMMEL, URICH, CZOPP)
P.S. Brooke, **Thanks for all you do** and for providing some additional
Jonas spelling variations that I will now research.