I'm looking for your collective perspective on a name >from 1854.
This name came >from a marriage registration in Hartford Connecticut
USA and belonged to a Jewish woman who was either >from Bavaria or
was the daughter of former Bavarians.
The name is "Rechina Roster." The first name is almost certainly Regina
(based on other sources of information), but the last name puzzles me.
This doesn't sound like a German name and I suspect that it was
corrupted/changed in the registration process.
I'd be interested in your perspectives on what the last name actually
should be based on its German (Jewish) origins. Thanks,
Michael Rubin, Newton, Mass. USA rubinmichaels@...