South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Name changes in South Africa #southafrica


Louis Zetler <zetler@...>
 

I have never studied the laws to the change of names in South Africa, but in
about the 1890's it appears to have been quite an easy exercise. Tradition
has it that the brother of my mother's maternal grandfather bought a
business known as Berkowitz Bicycles or something similar and instead of
changing the name of the business, he changed his surname to Berkowitz. He
told his brother that he had changed his surname and so my ggf also arrived
as Berkowitz. Now I am still trying to establish what the original surname
was!

Louis Zetler
Israel

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