Re: Origin of the name Liss #names

Susan&David
 

See if you can find a naturalization record for a member of your LISS family.   It could give the name upon arrival and/or the ship.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 4/4/2020 1:09 PM, N. Summers via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Does anyone have any thoughts on the origins of the surname Liss/Lyss? When I try to search for passenger records, the only suggestions I get are Scandinavian names. My relatives came from Motol, not far from MInsk. ( think Motol was Chaim Weitzman's home town, and I'm sure everyone from the town claims to have known him or his family).

When the family came to New York, most of them changed their name to Alper (for good luck, as they knew someone by that name who was prosperous).

thank you,

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus)

LISS/ALPER, LEAF/LIFSCHITZ ( Motol, Russian Empire/Belarus; Rechitsa, Belarus)


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