JEWISH FAMILIES in BESANCON (FRANCE)
during the 19th century

 
 
 
      After the French Revolution many Jewish families settled in Besanšon for good or not. Most of them came from Alsace.

      I've tried to reconstruct their genealogies. With the exception of Tristan BERNARD, writer (among other activities) whose humor is well-known, these families have remained largely unknown.

The available sources are the following :
  • choice of names in 1808
  • specific censuses of 1809, 1813, and 1839
  • general censuses, notably the census of 1851 (mention of religion)
  • civil status
  • notaries (marriage contracts, wills)

      Thanks to these various sources, i've been able to constitute an important file. The reconstitution of the multiple branches is in the process of completion.

The most frequent names are :
1) LEVY HAUSER DREYFUS
2) BLOCH
PICARD/BICKARD
BLUM
SCHWOOB
MAYER/MEYER
VEIL/WEILL
3) BERNARD
CAHEN
GUGENHEIM
LANG
LUNTESCHUTZ
NORDMANN
RUEFF
WALCH
WOOG
BERNHEIM
FRANCK
KAHN
LEHMANN
MARIX
PREGER/BRAIGRE
SERF
WEILLER
WORMS
BRUNSCHWICK
GRUMBACH
LAMBERGER
LIPPMANN
MAY
REIN
ULMANN
WOLFF

and many others.

Of course, i'm interested in any information concerning the emigrants from Besancon (France).
I can present my information about those families.