Patronymics of Szczerców

Below is a copy of names of Jewish people of Szczerców to be found in the earliest - pre 1825 registration records of the village. This file was researched and compiled by Joe Ross - members of whose family originated in the shtetl. The list gives an indication of the early 1800’s Jewish residents of Szczerców, their mother’s and father’s names, their patronymics or their family names. Family names were relatively rare at this period in this part of Poland, it being more common to be known by either your father’s given name (Ryvka daughter of Gershon) or the name of the place from which the person originated.    
Compiled by Martin Davis © 2016