In the U.S., local voter registration records may also include name changes and
"RichardMW" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
In the U.S. I have had the most success identifying name changes by locating the
person's Naturalization Papers. Sometimes the Petition for Naturalization might
say what the current name was changed from. If you are really lucky, the
naturalization papers will include a Certificate of Landing. That was >from the
port of landing and lists the name that was used on the ship manifest. It will
also give you the date and ship name. That should lead you to the ship manifest.