john robson <rieverjohn@...>
Hopefully I've got the gist of replying.
Thanks for your reply Jill, my idea was that if I could build up a list of this family, names dates etc and search for
such a group in Bratslav, I may have struck lucky.
May 28 #643552
The answer is Yes and No. The migrant may have anglicised their name - in my family's cases Brin became Brown, Serwianski became Servian, and Guttenberg became Graham. However a significant number reverted back to their patronymic name. So again in my family's case, Ceglarski became Abraham and then Abrams after my great grandfather Nathan's father's first name Abraham/Abram.Yet others used names that related to occupation or bore no apparent relationship to anything.