Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names
Just as an aside, family last names may not have been changed at the ports of entry but they sure can be changed by different branches of the family… My Volovich family takes up nearly half of my tree and as of today, there are 13 different variations of the last name.
My advise is to always look at names that seem close to what you know and investigate that person as far as you can and you might be surprised to learn they are indeed a member of your family.
Sharon F. Yampell
Voorhees, NJ USA
From: Michele Lock
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names
I've followed the name changes of my maternal grandfather's surname.