name help #general

Jim Gutterman

I've fairly well established that my mggf was Abraham GUTTERMAN. On
his son's (my mgf) headstone it reads Jacob, son of Abraham Moses, and
on his death certificate my mgm, who was the informant, and also came
over >from Russia put down as his father Abraham M. Gutterman. When
Jacob and Abraham came over >from russia 1904 and 1899 respectively,
last name was Gitelman. However, on the ship manifest >from 1899 it
shows his name as Abr. Leit Gitelma(h)n. They all came >from Vilna area
of what is now the Ukraine.Could anyone tell me the significance of
the middle name Leit viz Moses in this instance? thanks.
Jim Gutterman

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