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Southampton Jewish Community

City of Southampton

The city of Southampton, with a population of about 220,000, 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. It is a unitary authority 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.

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.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Southampton. In the nineteenth century there were, at one time, two rival congregations.


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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).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Southampton Jewish Community



Southampton Jewish Population Data


Estimated 75   

(C. Roth - The Rise of Provincial Jewry)


25 families   

(The Jewish Year Books 1895 through 1900/01)


20 families   

(The Jewish Year Book 1906)



(The Jewish Year Book 1916)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1946)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Southampton Cemetery Information

Jewish Congregations in Hampshire

Jewish Communities of England home page




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