Dan Goodman <dsgood@...>
marife@... (marife) wrote in
My grandmother's daughters all swear that their mother's name was EtaHer original legal name might have been something different >from either of
those. It's quite possible that "Eta" is a nickname formed >from her formal
first name -- which would resemble what was written down on Ellis Island,
but not be exactly the same.
The immigration officers on Ellis Island often did things such as spelling
a Norwegian name as if it was Swedish.
My father was born in the US. His legal name was Samuel Abraham Goodman.
His birth certificate gave his name as Abraham Samuel Goodman. His mother
called him Schloime -- which, as I've been told here, would properly be
translated as "Solomon".