Re: Why Various Spellings of A Family Name #names


I've wondered if it could be that new arrivals asked native English speakers or those who had been in the country longer and had better command of the language for help in transliterating their names. If different members of the family got different opinions from separate helpers it could have lead to variations of family names.
This is a theory, I have nothing that backs it up. It just makes sense to me.

Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

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