Re: Yiddish surnames related to 'Morrison' #ukraine #names


My paternal grandfather was born in Odessa in 1876. Around 1900 he transliterated his surname from Cyrillic MEEPCOH to Roman MEERSON, and remained Michael Meerson for the rest of his long life. Sometimes when I spell my surname to English speakers they write "Merrison" because a double r comes more naturally than a double e and I often have to spell it twice. From "Merrison " to "Morrison" is not a stretch.
Daniel Meerson
Thetford, VT

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