Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Name change in Suwalki #lithuania


Judith Singer
 

Hi - have you read the article about surnames on JewishGen, "Alternate
Surnames in Russian Poland"? That discusses changes in surnames,
which are not all that unusual. It provides some reasons why a
surname was changed, but suggests that sometimes, we just don't
know,and we probably never will.

You are actually lucky to have found a change in the "X v Y" format;
most of the time, it seems to me, the new surname is used with no
reference to the old surname, and it's pretty tough to figure out what
the other surname is.

Judith Singer

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