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Jewish Families Named Knoblauch (Knobloch, Knoblock, Knoblaugh, et al)

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This is a project for members of the Jewish Knoblauch family, and their descendants regardless of religion. Common spellings and variations of this surname are Knoblauch, Knobloch, Knoblock, and Knoblaugh, among others. Knoblauch is the German word for garlic. Some descendants of this family took the surname Garlick or Garlic, which some then later Anglicized to Garland and other similar forms.

The earliest known mention of the Jewish Knoblauch family was in Frankfurt am Main in the 16th century.

You can find a list of profiles associated with these surnames by clicking the links Knoblauch, Knobloch, Knoblock, Knoblaugh, Knoblich.

If you have had your DNA tested and would like to share with the group, please add your kit number to the discussion found here

The Yad Vashem database contains about 370 people with the name Knobloch and variations. Krakow had a large number of individuals as did Berlin and other larger cities and towns. There are numerous Pages of Testimony, a rich source of family data.

The reference book The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835 by Edward David Luft has no persons with these names listed.

The reference book Local family database Juden im Deutschen Reich on lists over 30 persons named Knoblock or variants who lived in Germany. Towns mentioned include Berlin, Tarnow, Pudewitz, Welnau, Posen, Breslau, Mannheim, Samter, Kiszkowen, Frankfurt am Main, and Gnesen.

Jewish Records Indexing for Poland (JRI-Poland) available on JewishGen lists about 500 individual records associated with the name Knobloch. The greatest number are connected to Krakow and Lublin, with lesser numbers connected to Lwow, Kalisz, and several other towns.

Web sites of interest:

Knoblauch family from Leipzig, Germany deported to Krakow, Poland by Nazis during WWII. Some members of this family have profiles on Geni.