Source Information

Hungarian SIG, comp. Hungary, Jewish Names in Property Tax Census, 1828 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Hungarian Government. Vagyonösszeirás, 1828. National Archives of Hungary. These records are also available on Family History Library microfilm rolls 622941-623196, 623490-623522, 623741-623771, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. This data is provided in partnership with

About Hungary, Jewish Names in Property Tax Census, 1828

Historical Background:

The 1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census is a census of individuals owning taxable property. The census listed the individuals and their taxable holdings. Entries were handwritten in Latin and column headings on the census forms were pre-printed in Latin. The entire country of Hungary was included. County and town names are the Hungarian names in use in 1828.

The Census included both Jews and non-Jews. Jews were specifically identified with the term “Jud” or “Judaus” before or after their name. In some instances, other terms such as Jude, Judens, Hebr, Izr, Zsido, or Mos may have been used. Sometimes the Jews were listed with only their first name, or only their last name.

About the Database:

The database includes all those names in the census marked as Jewish, and other names deemed by the transcribers to be “Jewish-sounding”, based on a combination of the surname and given name. The total number of records in the database is 29,969. Information contained in the database includes:

  • Name

  • County and town of residence

  • Entry number

  • LDS Family History Library microfilm number

  • Comments

Additional information regarding the taxpayer's family and land was recorded on the original census. Researchers who find a person of interest in the database will need to obtain the relevant microfilm in order to view the detailed information available in the census.