Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names


Your cousin may have changed the spelling at the suggestion of the immigration officer, but the immigration officer, himself did not do it.  

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 6/26/2020 7:39 AM, David Shapiro wrote:
Perhaps there was a difference between a full name change to a spelling modification. My cousin arrived in the US in the 1930's from Germany. His name was SCHULMANN. He told me that the immigration officer told him that if he wanted he could drop the second 'N', and that to do so later would be complicated. He agreed, and from then on his name was SCHULMAN.

David Shapiro

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