Re: Origin of FREEDMAN name #general

Alexander Sharon

Liz Scofield wrote:

My ggrandfather Lipman NEINKEN emigrated >from Latvia in 1892 to the
US. His Brooklyn, NY, death certificate lists his mother's (maiden)
name as Rebecca Freedman, born in Russia. FREEDMAN does not appear to
be Latvian in origin. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

When your ggfather was borh in Riga it was part of Russia, hence
family didn't acquire Latvian name.

BTW, name is German.
Calgary, AB

Alexander Sharon

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