I have a birth certificate >from New York, 1940, with the name Lear PREUSS.
I am almost positive that he is Jewish, (99.99%), but I have never seen the
name Lear, and cannot find it in any source material.
To complicate the matter, this name is the birth name of an adoptee, so the
actual names of the birth parents are replaced by the names of the adoptive
parents. He was adopted >from the Louise Wise Agency, the Jewish agency in
New York, thus my assumption that, at least, his mother was Jewish.
Not much to go on!!
Any thoughts on the name Lear?
Linda Thorpe Caciola