Zolotorofe/Zolotarev family
from Priluki, Poltava Guberniya
(now Chernigov Oblast)
in the Ukraine

Nathan Zolotorofe

Information about my Zolotarev ancestors can be found in old records from the city of Priluki/Priluki/Priluky, which is 83.5 miles E of Kiev (50.36 /32.24). There are records that the Zolotorev family resided there in the late 18th century until the early 20th century. In 1847 the city of Priluki had fewer than 2000 Jews. By 1897, there were more than twice as many (5722), although the great immigration to the United States and other countries had already started.


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My great grandparents Nathan ZOLOTOROFE and Reva SAMBURSKY came to America with a passport issued in Priluki, Poltava, Ukraine, dated Sept. 15, 1890 and written in Russian, German and French. The passport included Nisson, his wife, Rifka Chaia Gersheva (daughter of Gersh/Hersh) and seven of their children: daughters Bassa (age 18) and Bogdana (3) and sons- Mowsha (17), Leiba (15), Salman (7), Gershka (5), Simcha (1). As you can see below, the names on the passport are different from their Hebrew/Yiddish names, as well as the American names they adopted later.
The family name seems to be spelled Zolotarev in the old country and Zolotorofe in the United States. However, on my grandmother Bessie's certificate of marriage, Brooklyn 28 November 1897, her name was listed as Basha S. Zaletaruf.
Some family names of people who married into this Zolotarev line in the Ukraine: Belikov, Brukhansky, Duvidova , Finkelshtein, Haft/Gaft, Kagan, Kranovsky, Mendelevich, Pertzov, Risin, Rokhlinsky, Safranovich, Sambursky, Veksilman, Vetsalya and Volsky.

Zolotarev Family Tree

 Shmuel Zolotarev (1780 - 1856) & Matlya (1784 - 1856)
  Aron Zolotarev (1801 - 1868) & Beylya (1802 - 1857)
    Neyakh-Avram Zolotarev (1817 - 1869
     

Basya Zolotarev (1842 - ) & Ios Haft/Gaft (1840 - )
Sheyna-Khana Zolotarev (1846 - ) & Nakham-Khaim Risin (1844 - )
Perla Zolotarev (1853 - ) & Itska-Isaak Veksilman (1847 - )

    Zalman Zolotarev* ( - 1880) & Elke Roise (Rose) SAMBURSKY (1826 - 1870)
     

Sara Feigeh Zolotarev (1845 - ) & Faytel Belikov (1845 - )
Izrael Zolotarev (1851 - 1868)
Nissan (Nathan) Zolotorofe (1853 - 1935) & Reva Chaia SAMBURSKY (1851 - 1926)

        Bessie (Batia/Basha) Zolotarev (1871 - 1931) & Joseph JACOBSON (1869 - 1932)
       

Elsie R. JACOBSON (1898 - 1973)
Samuel J. JACOBSON (1900 - 1953)
Edna JACOBSON (1903 - 1987) & Samuel Zechnowitz ( - 1976)
Sydney M. JACOBSON (1903 - 1945) & Leona SAXON (CIECHANOWICZ) (1909 - 1992)
            Joseph Jacobson (1941-1997) &
        Mosheh Aaron (Morris) Zolotorofe* (1872 - 1943) & Chaya Lifshitz (1873 - 1931)
          Harry Zolotorofe (1898 - )
Freda Zolotorofe* (1900 - ) & unknown Solomon
Freda Zolotorofe* (1900 - ) & Harry Levin
Leonard Zolotorofe* (1909 - 1977) & Pauline (1905 -1985)
Leonard Zolotorofe* (1909 - 1977) & Evelyn Meizel (1907 - 1972)
Rose Zolotorofe (1905 - ) & Philip Sonshine
Edna Zolotorofe* (1911 - ) & Henry Ahlf (1904- 1977)
Edna Zolotorofe* (1911 - ) & Kalman Benjamin
        Mosheh Aaron (Morris) Zolotorofe* (1872 - 1943) & Fanya
Louis (Leib) Zolotorofe (1875 - 1929) & Dora Edith Slutsky (1882 - 1955)
          Bernard J. Zolotorofe (1902 - 1974) & Florence Passman (1906 - 1999)
Seymour S. Zolotorofe (1908 - 1969) & Esther Grabov (1912 - 2002)
Ethyl Zolotorofe (1909 - 1993) & Julius Dan (1901 - 1967)
        Samuel (Zalman) Zolotorofe (1881 - ) & Viola Souweine (1885 - 1956)
          August Zolotorofe (1906 - ) & Rose Haberman (1899 -1986)
Evelyn Zolotorofe* (1909 - 1968) & John Goldhamer
Evelyn Zolotorofe* (1909 - 1968) & Ned Fischer
        Harry (Yishaiahu Tsvi) Zolotorofe (1885 - 1939) & Ceil Feinstein (1885 - 1972)
Bernadine (Bahdene) Zolotorofe (1887 - 1945) & Charles Blacher (1887 - 1969)
         

Shirley Blacher (1921-2013) & Mort Solomon
Richard Blacher (1924-2014) &

        Sidney (Simcha) Zolotorofe (1889 - 1950) & Julia (Jay) Goldschmidt (1889 - )
Irving (Israel) Zolotorofe (1890 - 1953) & Ethel Cohen (1890 - 1978)
          Lydia Zolotorofe (1921-2013) & Harry Rapp (1918-2014)
            Sidney Rapp (1950-1992) &
    Zalman Zolotarev* ( - 1880) & Nikhame
     

Aron Zolotarev (1873 - 1874)
Yishaiahu Zolotorofe** (<1868 - >1930)

    Movsha-Ber Zolotarev (1829 - 1868) & Rokhel-Leya
     

Shora-Gitel Zolotarev (1865 - )
Shmuel Zolotarev (1856 - 1857)
Elya Zolotarev & Tzirla Duvidova

        Aron Zolotarev (1889 - )
   

Mariyasya Zolotarev* (1836 - ) & first husband
Mariyasya Zolotarev* (1836 - ) & Izrail-Meyer Pertzov (1835 - )
Rukhil Zolotarev (1838 - ) & Ankel Safranovich (1839 - )
Khaim Zolotarev (1840 - 1868) & Eydlya-Riva

     

Izrail Zolotarev (1859 - 1866)
Gilya Zolotarev (1866 - ) & Bas-sheva Kagan (1867 - )
Ita Zolotarev (1867 - )

   

Khasya Zolotarev (1847 - ) & Yudka Brukhansky (1847 - )
Yevel Zolotarev* (1847 - ) & Zlata

     

Itzka Zolotarev (10 Apr 1867 - ?)

    Yevel Zolotarev* (1847 - ) & Mamtse
      Movsha-Ber Zolotarev (1872 - 1873)
    Tzalya/Tzelel Zolotarev & Tzipa
     

Genya-Rokhel Zolotarev (1848 - ) & Shmuil Berkov Rokhlinsky (1848 - )
Shmuel-Avrogam Zolotarev (1856 - 1857)
Itska Zolotarev (1859 - )
Beylya Zolotarev (1859 - 1859)
Volka Zolotarev (1864 - 1865)
Mendel Zolotarev (1865 - 1874)
Gilya Zolotarev (1866 - )
Neyakh-Avram Zolotarev (1869 - )

*indicates more than one spouse.
**record of his birth has not been found

Much of the early information on the family comes from 1855-1874 Russian records of Priluki, translated by Yefim Briskman. Also, there are 12 Zolotarevs listed in the Vsia Rossiia 1895 Business Directory. It is possible that the Zolotorov name originated from a relationship to the town of Zolotonosha in the Cherkasy Oblast. It sometimes is translated to Goldsmith.

In order to insure the privacy of relatives, I have tried to included only non-living relatives. If someone is included or excluded in error, please let me know and I will make changes.

Information about other families, other towns and genealogy can be found on the JewishGen web site and the Chernigov web site.

The photo at the top of the page is my great grandfather Nathan ZOLOTOROFE. The photo was taken in Brooklyn, NY.

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Updated October 2014