JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Children Use Mother's Maiden Name #general

Paul Silverstone

Is it possible that this might explain why my grandfather used his wife's
maiden name when he came to America? I have not found the arrival records
of either him in about 1889 or his wife & children who came later in 1892
so do not know what name they traveled under.
Paul Silverstone

Stanley Winthrop wrote:
I have been told that there was a period in Poland arround 1880 when the
government did not recognize Jewish marriages. As a result the children of
those marriages who later emigrated were given Polish emigration documents
with their mothers maiden name as their family name. Is this true? Has
anyone discovered a situation like this with their family tree?
Paul Silverstone
New York
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