Diana & David Laufer <laufer@...>
Professor G. L. Esterson posted as follows:
" The Hebrew name Boruch is one of those unique names for which emigrants
from most European countries chose to select English vernacular namesbeginning only with the letter "B". So, it is unlikely (but possible) that upon immigrating to the US he chose the English name
William based on his Hebrew name Boruch."
May I point out that in some English speaking countries anyone with the formal name William is commonly called Bill