Re: Different spellings of surnames #germany #names

Alan Greenberg

Cross-border names can be mysterious. My some of my HYMOVITCH
relatives in Montreal moved to New York. They immediately became
HYMOWITZ. I have another relative whose name was PEDVESOTZKY (or some
variation) which they shortened to PEDVIS. They then moved to Chicago
and went by the name SOTZKY.

I have never been able to figure out why!

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada

At 2021-03-23 07:29 AM, micheleshari via wrote:
I think some of the variations in spelling is due to the script used
at that time and some is due to the conversion of the spelling from
Hebrew to the local language.
My paternal grandmother's last name was STAUBER, but all my
Montreal, Canada cousins spell it STOBER, one branch of the family
in the U.S. spells it STOUBER, the Montreal ancestor who came to NY
spells it STAUBER, ....

Michele Farkas

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