Re: Morris and Matilda Lyons #germany #unitedkingdom

Harvey Kaplan

Often surname changes are random.  In Scotland, we have Lyons families over the years who were previously  Entein, Lasker, Nussbaum etc.  There were also families which took the name Lyon.

Interestingly, my grandfather's Hebrew name was Aryeh Leib, but his Scottish birth certificate in 1890 lists him as Lion Kaplan - with lion being a direct translation of Aryeh.  All through his life, though, he was known as Louis!

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

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