Previously published in PGS-CA Bulletin (Issue #85, July 2007)

Zaborów Translated from the Słownik Geograficzny (1880-1902)
by Helen Bienick

Zaborów, a village in the county of Brzesko, lies on the plain of the Wisła (Vistula) River, at an elevation of 190 meters above sea level. It is 7.5 kilometers northeast of the village of Szczurowa. The village had a Roman Catholic Church built of wood, and a public school. There were 150 houses, and 687 inhabitants, of whom 327 were men and 360 were women. Of these, there were 659 Catholics and 20 Jews. A tabular farmstead owned by Helena Dąbski, covered 345 morgen of farmland, gardens and meadows. A second farmstead covered 540 morgen of farms, 215 morgen of gardens and meadows, and 96 morgen of pastureland. In the 16th century, the village was known as “Zaborowye”, and was a part of the estates of Radłów, which was the property of the bishops of Kraków. According to the historian Pawinski in his book Małopolska (Little Poland) written in 1563, on page 492 he states “there were 10 farmers who owned acreage of flat fields, and paid taxes of 10 groszy (groschen), 3 bushels of oats, 2 cheeses and 20 eggs. Capons were not used in payment. The owner of the inn/tavern, paid a tax of 2 coins, 25 pounds of tallow and 6 capons. The serfs worked two days per week as payment to the lord of the manor. Although there was an abundance of forests and woods, pastureland and meadows were scarce. As a civil servant, the local “sheriff” owned one lan (field) and was not obliged to pay any tax”.

The parish and church were founded in 1819. It is part of the deanery of Wojnicz in the diocese of Tarnów, and included the villages of Dołęga, Kopacze Księze, Kwików, Pojawie and Wola Przemykowska. On the north it borders Wola Przemykowska, on the south Kwików and Dołęga. On its eastern boundary lies an extensive forest of pine trees

[One morgen (Polski) =~1.4 acres]


Surnames from Zaborów Compiled by Janice Lipinski from LDS Film #209976, Births 1785-1900
Antosz
Babicz
Bablo
Bacharz
Bajor
Baliga
Banek
Baran
Bartyzek
Biber
Biernat
Biesada
Biezychudek
Blonski
Bojan
Boksa
Boron
Brotka
Brzychczy
Brzykcy
Budzioch
Burzawa
Bylica
Cebula
Chlebicz
Chudzik
Ciaciura
Cierniak
Ciupak
Ciupka
Czaja
Czapnik
Czekay
Dambski
Dobosz
Drag
Drozdz
Drysz
Dupak
Dupnik
Fela
Fryc
Gajda
Gajos
Garncarz
Gawlik
Gawronski
Gibos
Gibula
Giebulkowski
Giza
Gnatek
Gofron
Golik
Golonka
Gorak
Grabowski
Grudzien
Grzesik
Hudy
Jagla
Jagustynek
Jama
Jantosz
Jasielski
Justynek
Kaczmarczyk
Kadeusz
Kaluza
Kamysz
Kania
Karasiewicz
Klosek
Kolasienski
Kopec
Kosieniak
Kowalczyk
Kowalski
Koziel
Krzeczoski
Krzos
Ksiazkiewicz
Kudla
Kukiolka
Kulaga
Kulesa
Kulis
Kulkowski
Kurtyka
Lach
Lala
Latoszek
Latuszek
Lechowicz
Liro
Luba
Lucarz
Lupa
Macheta
Magdziarz
Malocha
Manka
Marika
Mayka
Michalik
Miechowicz
Mika
Mizera
Noga
Oleksy
Ozarka
Pacyna
Padlo
Palka
Pasieka
Pawlik
Pawula
Pecak
Pieklo
Plonka
Polak
Powroznicki
Prus
Pucek
Pudlo
Purchla
Puskarz
Pypec
Ragdziarz
Rebacz
Reyczyk
Romanski
Sabat
Sczubial
Sieroslawski
Sikora
Sitko
Skubaja
Slachta
Sledz
Sliwa
Smolen
Sobota
Sowa
Spilski
Srakula
Studzinski
Swiadek
Swiatek
Szalan
Szamkiewicz
Szczurkiewicz
Szczurowski
Szlaga
Szot
Szybowski
Tabola
Tabor
Tabur
Tomaszek
Tracz
Urban
Walczak
Wasik
Wieclawski
Wiezcorek
Wilk
Wodka
Wojcik
Wojnicki
Wozniczka
Zabijak
Zagrodnik
Zalesny
Zastawki
Zdun
Zdunek
Zelun
Zieja
Zwolak

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