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


Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

There was nothing to “get”.   All immigration official did was to match the name on the manifest to the name on the immigrant’s tag….  He did not have to write anything down.


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See the white tags on the immigrants?  

Then the official ticked the name on the manifest.




On Jun 27, 2020, at 3:03 PM, Bob Bloomberg <rpbrpb2012@...> wrote:
Peter,
 
Well said. To say that name changes at Ellis  Island NEVER happened is as wrong as it is to say that all name changes were the result of immigration officials willfully changing names.  With millions of people coming in--Jewish and non Jewish--sometimes they (official, translator, immigrant) just simply got it wrong, or different.
 
Bob

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