Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Name changes during/after immigration #ukraine

Marshall @ gmail <marshall.lerner@...>

After years of research I have discovered frequent name changes among
relatives -- both first and last. It seems that certain members of my
family, at least, chose names & spellings that made sense to them when they
did it. Example: current family surname Gabel [maternal side]. On passenger
ship records -- Gerbel; on naturalization records -- Gherbel; on death
certificate -- Geebel; in census records -- Gabel; after Clark Gable became
a much admired actor -- Gable; a few years later -- Gabel; go figure! My
maternal great grand mother's name appears as Peril, Perl, Pauline, etc. on
different records.

This hobby favors researchers with a sense of humor, an inquiring mind, and
a willingness to think a bit outside the box.

(marshall lerner)

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