Re: HARRIS #lithuania

Barry Spinak <punim@...>

Harris may have been the Anglicized name "given" an immigrant with a last
name such as Hersh (Gersh, or Girsh) or Hershowitz (Girshowitz, Girshovich,
et al.). In my family, Hyman Hirsh Perch (Peretz?) lost his last name to an
impatient immigration official who recorded his name as Hyman Harris. Just
another example of a Jewish immigrant being "harassed."

Barry Spinak

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