Why the name change? #general
Here's another instance, though a bit different >from mere
Americanization or translation/ old-new interpretation.
My gf's manifest says that his name was Isaac.
Gm's manifest says that she was 'going to' Itzig.
His naturalization papers are in the name of (Gaeke) Jacob
and he was known as Jacob through the rest of his life. *but*,
his tombstone says he was Itsak Aharon ben Yacov as does
the 1875 census >from the Kaminetz-Podolsky archives, *and*
all of his brothers' tombstones say that they also were
So did my gf take and use his own father's name on this side
of the pond?
Ron Goldman, FL.