Re: Why the name change? #general


Steve Gabai <sgabai@...>
 

We can drive ourselves crazy trying to figure out names; first and
last - English and Hebrew.

My ggf's (Simon Greenberg) Hebrew name was Shlomo and I have reason
to believe he took the English equivalent - Solomon - in the U.S.
before going with Simon.

On my gf's (Harry) Newark, NJ birth certificate - assuming it's his
- his first name is listed as Ammil. But he was *always* Harry! (my
gf missed his DOB by two days on his WWI draft card).

And in Simon's obit, my gf is listed as Aaron - and he was about 38
at the time!

I think these name changes, discrepancy's and contradictions are just
part of the conspiracy our ancestors undertook to keep us guessing.

Steve Gabai

Researching:
ABOUAF, ABRAMS (NYC), ALGRANATI (ALGRANTI), CARMONA, CHASAN (any
spelling, including SCHAEZEN), FINKELSTEIN (NYC), GABAI (GABBAI -
GABAY), GREENBAUM, GREENBERG, INSKY, MUSSAF (NJ), PERLSTEIN (PEARLSTEIN),
RATOVETSKY, ROUSSO (RUSSO), SCHIMSKY (SCHYMSKER - SCHETZENSKY),
SCHRAPATZ (SKROPOTICH), SHWARTZ, (SCHWARTZ), SILVER, SPECTOR & TARANTO

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