I've been trying for many years to identify a family member who most likely changed
or Americanized his surname while living in the Boston area in the early 1900s.
I've obtained names of quite a few potentials for the family member in question,
but most records don't pan out as being related, or the trail disappears
completely, suggesting a possible name change.
New information is that a relative named Marvin GORE visited the Boston relatives
almost fifty years ago (1960s), and says, "I think I recall that they owned a
department store, Freddlies or something like that." The closest I can come to
this, in researching names of defunct Boston department stores, is Bradlees.
The original family name, which I suspect has been Americanized, or shortened, or
changed completely, was YUDELEVICH/YUDELOWITZ/YUDELEVITZ.
Any information on family connections or names of department store owners or
operators can be sent directly to me at my e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brookeville, Maryland (Washington, DC area)
YUDELEVICH/YUDELOWITZ/YUDELEVITZ, LAN/LANE, GORE, BLANKFURT/BLANKFORT, ZUSKIN,
WHITEMAN/WHITMAN/WEISSMAN, SPEKTOR/RABINOVICH, KATZEN, BECKER, ABRAVANEL/BARBANELL,
CHODASH/CHORDASH, KAGAN/COHEN, HILLMAN, HIRSHORN, KUMENS, GREENWALD and others from
what is today Lithuania (was Russian empire)