Re: Descendants of Dutch Jews. Any interest? #general

R Jaffer

In response to Nick's inability to locate Abraham VOGEL in the U.S., I was informed by an archivist in Amsterdam that it was common for the Dutch who emigrated to the U.K. and U.S. after name adoption to revert to using a patronymic type of surname in their new countries. He helped me learn that my husband's LEVY family were RICHTERS and the EZEKIEL families were POSNANKIS. Once I had the correct name adoption records, I could then search online records myself. While Abraham VOGEL emigrated about thirty years later than my husband's families, it is still possible that the surname he used once coming to the U.S. was his father's given name, not VOGEL.

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts, USA

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