“Richtig” (correct) translates to “legally” and would mean that this surname was the
“Falsch” (false) or (“f”) implies a name change by usage, not by legal means. This
If the parents were only religiously married, they were considered illegitimate and were listed with the mother’s surname
From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Liliana Weintraub via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:31 PM
Subject: [JewishGen.org] reading info in birth certificate #names #poland
My father was born in 1905 in Borszczow, and his brother and sister in Mielnica. On checking their birth certificate I can read their father´s name as Jakiw Nachman Hepilbaum F. Weintraub (in my father´s certificate) and Jacob Nachman
Epfellbaum R. Weintraub (in my aunt and uncle´s certificate). I understand the change in the spelling of the surname, but what do the letters F and R - between both surnames - stand for? Can anybody help me?