JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: "They Changed Our Name at Ellis Island" #general


Charles Mahler
 

Hello Everybody,
The ongoing discussion about the reasons of name changes is interesting
and there might be many motives for it. On the official copies I got of
original acts about my ancestors in Krakow the family name is spelled
alternatively
MAHLER
MAKLER
MAHLERA
MAHLEROVA
MALLERA
MEKLERA
MALEROWNA
MAHLEROW
and MEKLER and nevertheless they all belong to the same family.
Differences in pronunciation and spelling might explain all these
variations on a common theme without any other ultimate intention or
purpose.
Best regards
Charles Mahler
Antwerp Belgium

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