Harriet Brown <hnbrown@...>
I don't know how other families went about changing their names, but I can
tell you that my BRUCHANSKY family did it the legal way in 1920 in Camden,
New Jersey. I was lucky enough to get the legal papers to show this a few
years ago. Sure enough, just as family lore had said, my grandfather and
his brothers and sisters all changed their name to BROWN at the same time.
I am curious as to how unusual this was, as opposed to the "just waking up
and calling yourself something different" route.
Subject: Changing names - how was it done?<snip>