Using Wife's Surname For Immigration #general #names


Carl Kaplan
 

One of my ancestor's cousins was Reisel (Rose) Hoffert. She married a man by the name of Benjamin Kaner in Kolbuszowa. They came over separately. On his naturalization form he said he came over as Benjamin Hoffert (not Kaner). I thought it was a mistake, but found him on the 1908 manifest as Benjamin Kaner. All records after immigration show them as Benjamin and Rose Kaner, and their kids were named Kaner. Any idea why he would use his wife's maiden name for immigration, and only that time?
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Carl Kaplan

KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia

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