I am not certain of my paternal grandmother's maiden name.
Family lore tells me that it was BRODY, but her brother used BROD in the
U.S. They both consistently listed their birthplace as Marijampol,
I started making a spreadsheet with all of the BROD, BRODT, BRAUT,
BROTH, BRAT, BRADY, and BROT entries >from JRI-Poland. I've also
surveyed the pages to see if I can discern naming patterns.
Here's my problem: Along with the names listed above, the search
engine produces records with FRIED, WIRTH, BART, FREIT, and so on. I
understand the algorithm used to produce these names, but has anyone
actually seen a surname change within a family >from one to a completely
different one? I can see the similarity of the names in the first group
as they mostly just a vowel change.
I'm thinking BROD or BROJDE (vowel change) to WERTH or FRIED or
BART? I'm tempted to eliminate those entries >from my spreadsheet
partly to weed out the chaff and partly because the association
doesn't make sense to me. I also see different naming patterns
for given names between the first group of surnames and the second.
Is this a reasonable approach or will i lose data by doing it?
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching SZNAJDER, KAC, FINKIELSZTAJN, WAKSMAN, GORECKI, LINDZON,
CELNICK, ERDSZNEKE, KREL in Ostrowiec, Opole Lubelskie, Markuszow and
other nearby towns in Congress Poland, and in USA, Canada, Paraguay,
Cuba, Brazil after emigration
Also, WEINTRAUB, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY, HAMMER/KAMER, FINK, SPINDEL >from
Ivano-Frankivska, Ukraine (formerly Stanislawow, Galicia).
Also, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY/BRODIE in New York and wherever they went >from