Re: Moses Hyam or Hyam Moses - name reversal in early 19th century #unitedkingdom


Diane Jacobs
 

Just to add some humor to this subject.
I have a great uncle Samuel Aaron
Singman who was born Aaron Samuel. His family told me he changedĀ  it in the US, because he didn't want his initials to be ASS.

Diane JacobsĀ 



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From: jlevy2008@...
Date: 6/14/20 4:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Moses Hyam or Hyam Moses - name reversal in early 19th century #unitedkingdom

Thank you, Bob.

You have confirmed what I suppose I already suspected. People did reverse their secular given and family names. But it's great to hear some concrete examples.

I once knew a guy in the UK with the surname MORRIS. His grandfather or great-father appeared in secular records as Breslauer MORRIS. That was a pretty obvious case of name reversal. It did not take long to find the record of the adoption of the surname BRESLAUER by a man called Moritz.

Justin Levy
Dubai, UAE
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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

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