Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general
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it's interesting that the name was samuel, because there's a whole long thread in the jewishgen archives about "samification", where immigrants to the united states adopted "american names", and "sam" was a particularly popular choice. the key is that he became samuel after arriving, and not at his bris.
....... tom klein, toronto
Lawrence Weintraub wrote:
My grandfather Samuel was an immigrant from Russia (modern Ukraine) to Massachusetts. I was directed to a theoretical great grandfather, also Samuel, which I was dismissive of for the obvious reason. It turns out that when they arrived here, they became Samuel but they had different Hebrew names so there can be exceptions.