Re: Using Wife's Surname For Immigration #general #names


Paul Silverstone
 

My grandfather , original name Hirsch Chrzan, married Esther Silberstein.   He came to America under his own name, always spelled differently.   At some point after arriving he was asked to spell his name which he could not, so he gave his wife's maiden name, easier to understand.   So he became Harris Silberstein, and later anglicized that to Harris Silverstone.    Thus he changed his name twice, and at first I was looking for him in all the wrong places.

Paul Silverstone

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