JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Manifest Residence and sex change? - BOGATIN/BEGATIN #general


ab.cohen@...
 

It was not only immigrant Jews whose young children might have confused the
immigration officers. It was normal until at least the mid to late 1800s in
England for boys to wear the same clothes as girls. So-called breeching, at
any age between 3 and 8 years, was a major event when boys were first clothed
in their breeches like a small adult. Since both sexes usually wore their hair
longer than today's fashions it must have been very confusing at times.

Alan Cohen,
researching DEITSCH, KUTNOWSKI (Poland), COHEN, ROMANOFSKY, GLAZER (Ukraine and
Bessarabia)

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