Choosing a family name in 1830 #general
Leslie Pollak <lpollak@...>
I was wondering, the JRI-PL site states:
Be aware that Eastern European Jews adopted permanent surnames
during the first 30 years of the 19th century, and there were laws
regulating who could or must choose a similar name.
What were those laws? Who established them? Where could I find
information on them?
Thanks to anyone able to shed some light on this....
HOBSBAWN, BERKWOOD in London, or OBSTBAUM, BERGHOLTZ in Warsaw
GEORGE, DAVIES in Llanyre, Wales
POLLAK, STEIN in Budapest and Tata-Tovaros, Hungary
LANG; OCHS in Strecno, Slovakia
MODERATOR NOTE: Go to : http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Names
Under Names: click on: Names of the Jews (Preliminary FAQ).
Scroll down to the Index: you will find a list of subjects,
including: "Adoption of family names" .