JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Question about surname changes #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>

marialuvjah42202@... (Steffi and Tom Reeves) writes:

I ran across numerous entries in the HSig birth records that mention surname
changes. As I found names like : Kohn changed to KORMOS, which is my
husbands' grandfather's name. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas as
to why the names were changed?
There was a strong trend in Hungary to change stereotypically Jewish names to
Hungarian ones. See e.g.
for an interesting discussion of this.

Robert Israel
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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