Re: Help deciphering family names and town name on passenger manifest #records #usa

Rodney Eisfelder

I read the town name as Pushalaty. Jewishgen's Communities database suggests PuĊĦalotas, Lithuania and the Jewishgen family finder has over 130 entries for that town, including 2 for the surname "Stein".
I read the first two names as Guta and Itzig. Except for Bonze, all the names seem fairly standard.
Guta is one a family of "good" names. The modern hebrew equivalent would be Tova.
Itzig is a variant of Isaac (certainly common in 19th century Germany, I don't know about early 20th century Lithuania).
Leis is probably a variant of Leah.
Schmere is a variant of Shmerel, or more formally Shmariyahu.
Chatzkel is an alternative spelling of Chaskiel.

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

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