Re: Changing of Last Names On Way to England from Russia #general


David Goldman
 

I just realized that the solution to the mystery could lie in the very fact
that these relatives also used ENGLISH first names on their records of
arrival into Liverpool. They used the names Bessie, William and Morris,
which are not Russian or Yiddish names but are the equivalent of Pessya,
Velko/Velvel and Moshko/Moyshe, and they certainly did not have these
English names in Nova Ushitza or have any Russian documents issued with such
names. So this would suggest that something happened after leaving Nova
Ushitza and boarding the ship which enabled them to easily have
identification with new first AND last names, creating no legal
difficulties.

David Goldman
NYC

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