SephardicGen: ‘Jews of Valencia,’ index

A recently added database of SephardicGen.com is an index to a comprehensive study of the Jews of the Kingdom of Valencia from the 1391 massacres to the 1492 Expulsion.

The book by historian J. Hinojosa Montalvo – The Jews of the Kingdom of Valencia (Hispania Judaica, v.9), was published in 1994 by Magnes Press of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The author has published many articles and books on the pre-Expulsion Jewish communities. This book is based on more than 880 documents found in various archives and published in the book for the first time.

There are 180 different surnames from 16 localities. Fields include surnames, given names, year and place, and added notes. About 10% of the names relate to women.

The geographic localities included are: Aspe, Bejis, Borriol, Castellon, Elche, Hoya de Bunol, Jativa, Jerica, Liria, Morvedre, Orhihuela, Paterna, Segore, Valencia, Villareal, and Zaragoza.

Access the database here.

I could not bring up the geographic localities from that pull-down menu, but all the names appeared using an alphabetical search of the first letter of the name. I have notified Jeff Malka of SephardicGen of the problem, and I am sure it will be addressed soon.

For the letter A, there were 60 surnames including:

ABAGI, ABARIM, ABAYU, ABBU, ABDOLAZIZ, ABEGAN, ABENAMIL, ABENAZARA, AENCABAL, ABENCABORA, ABENDURO, ABENFERRIZ, AENGAMIL, ABENGAMIN, ABENHABIT, ABENLAMBUT, ABENMARUEC, ABENMUCA, ABENPELX, ABENRESCH, ABENRIAMIN, AENZAYDON, ABNAJUP, ABNAYUB, ABULAIG, ABUISACH, ADDAIX, ADDAX, ADDOR, ADZANI,ADZONI, ALAGRIAN, ALAQUO, ALATEFFI, ALFANGI, ALLUHAYEG, ALMALE, ALOLAIG, ALPEGNRI, ANDAIX, ARDIT, ARDUTELL, ARRAMI, ARRONDI, ARROT, ASCIPO, ASCO, ASRILLA, ASEYO, ASTORI, ATRONAY, ATZONI, AYMAR, AZDRILLA, AZERON, AZIZ, AZONI, AZTORI.

Women’s given names included: Jamila, Astruga, Perla, Graciana and Flor.

Men’s names included: Jucef, Abram, Salamo, Mosse, Vidal, Estruch, Jacob, Abraham, Gento, Nacan, Icach, Aim, Samuel, Moca (Moshe), Azmel, Davit, Mahiz, Jafuda, Abraffim, Gabriel, Astruc, Maymo, etc.

Letter T offered these surnames: TAMEFA, TARFON, THIFALLA, TORREGANO, TRIGO; given names were Yucef, Salamo, Samuel, Abram, Cenin and Gento.

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