Thanks for writing so soon, and for the great list! I am admittedly new to
geneological research. My question is this: My g-grandfather (Bezalel
Bassein) had five children, two of whom were boys, named Jacob and Leybe.
They were all born in Minsk. I have postcards addressed to them, with Bassein
spelled in Russian, always with the e. In the US, all of their descendents
who kept the name have retained the e. While there are many Bassins and
Basins to be found, I keep wondering if there is something to this spelling.
Do you have any ideas?
MODERATOR'S NOTE: While this is a private response which normally should
not be posted the group, I released it to the group because I thought that
some of the newer members might learn something about name variations.