Re: Removing initial I from names #names
Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
Same principle: names get shortened..toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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."