Jan Rabinowitz <rabinowitzster@...>
I have several instances where the husband took the wife's name. One
family even did that after they arrived in the US. The other left
Lithuania with the "new" name. Both instances were late 19th century
rather than early. Neither family is a direct ancestor of mine, so I
have no info on whether or not there's a reason behind the change.
But both did occur with wives with the same surname. Presumably, this
may have happened due to the higher social status of the wife's
family. Both men took the surname WENDER.
Jan Harris Rabinowitz
Researching WENDER >from Jonava, Lith, BALSER >from Lygumai,
Lith/Atlanta/Baltimore, HIRSCH and SELIGSON >from Latvia/Atlanta, MAX
from Shavli, Lith,/NC/VA, HARRIS >from Mariampole/Baltimore/Richmond,ELLIS >from Newburgh, NY, ALTSCHUL >from Grinkiskis, Lith/Norfolk and