Re: Use of Patronyms for Last Names: MICHALOWITZ instead of LURYA #warsaw #records


Marilyn Robinson
 

The patronym used as a last name for my LURYA/LEVINE family on their immigrant ship was actually their father's patronym: Zalman Michalowitz LURYA (his father was Michal Lurya, from Lodz). Yet, his family continued using Michalowitz when asked for their names. Why didn't they use their own patronyms: ZALMANOWITZ; and Zalman's wife, Riwka/Rebecca use her own (her father's first name, Morris/Mosha/MOSHEOVITZ) instead of Michalovitz??
Thank you,
 
Marilyn Robinson
Florida

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