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


Pieter Hoekstra
 

I don't know about name changes upon arrival in a new country except to say you may cal yourself anything you wish as long as you do not seek to gain criminally from the new name.

I have in my direct line 2 great aunts, sisters, in London who each married Cohen brothers both born in London. For some reason though one of the brothers had changed his name to Lonsdale. I guess this was to be more more English and less Jewish but as it is a guess I will never really know.
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Pieter Hoekstra  <sold@...>

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