JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: When Can Immigrants Change Names? #general

Adelle Gloger

Dear genners,

I couldn't resist "jumping" in on this one. Some of our ancestors changed
names faster than you change your clothes.

My late husband's grandfather, mother and uncles entered the USA in 1906 from
Zlatapol. The passenger manifest lists the name as CHRAMZONKE. Two of his
mother's sisters had come earlier with the same name, albeit some variation in the

The 1910 US Federal Census lists the name as HAMSHANSKY. By the 1920 US Federal
Census the name was ORCHEN.

There is no evidence of any legal name change. His grfa never became a US
citizen before his death in 1928. His mother did not become a citizen until the
early 1940s. She was already married and the marriage records list her name as

There has never been an explaination as to where the name came >from or why it
was changed.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio

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