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Southampton Jewish Community

City of Southampton

The city of Southampton is a unitary authority with a population of about 220,000, lying geographically within the county of Hampshire.  From 1974 to 1996, it formed a district in the administrative county of Hampshire and, prior thereto, it was a county borough in Hampshire. It is the major port on the south coast of England, sitting at the northern-most point of Southampton Water, approximately halfway between Portsmouth and Bournemouth.

The Southampton Jewish Community

The earliest Jewish residents are believed to have settled in Southampton as early as 1786, and a congregation may have been formed by 1817.

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The records in the database associated with Southampton include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Plymouth during the 1780s (1 record), 1790s (1 record), 1800s (4 records), 1810s (9 records); 1820s (15 records), 1830s (22 records), 1840s (29 records), 1850s (61 records), 1860s (35 records), 1870s (24 records), 1880s (22 records), 1890s (8 records) and 1910s (1 record).

Jewish Congregations

The congregations listed below are considered to be part of the Southampton Jewish Community. In the nineteenth century there were, at one time, two rival congregations.

Articles on the Southampton Jewish Community

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Southampton by Cecil Roth, 1950. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Jewish Population Data

25 families
20 families

(The Jewish Year Books 1896 through 1900/01)
(The Jewish Year Books 1906)
(The Jewish Year Book 1916)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1945)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Southampton Jewish Information

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Bibliography and other sources

Southampton Cemetery Information

Jewish Congregations in Hampshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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