Re: Removing initial I from names #names


Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Same principle:  names get shortened..   
 
Many  Steinkopfs became Stein, Hautkovich became Kovich, Sotomayer became Mayer…...
 
BTW, your initial post did not specify family names:
"Does anyone know why an I (or yod) was sometimes removed from start of names ?
In my family Italienner became Talyena, and Israel became Srul."
 
Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Jul 21, 2020, at 11:16 AM, Jeffrey Cohen via groups.jewishgen.org <jeff59471=icloud.com@...> wrote:

Yes but those are first names and I was referring to family names that are modified.

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