Re: Subject: Did individuals ever use names other than their own in Lithuania #lithuania #names


Jules Levin
 

I wonder who was selling "Meyer" in Russia.   Was there a whole market in names??  No one had to buy a name to start using it.  The Russians, thank hashem, were not that efficient.  Bobbe mayse.

Jules Levin 

On 12/19/21 7:51 AM, Sarah L Meyer wrote:
The family story is that my great grandfather Fishel the son of Joseph Perchik bought the surname Meyer to avoid Czarist conscription.  What we do know is that he came to the US in 1884 under the name Fishel Meyer and the Meyer surname (some branches of the family added an "s') and he and the family are enumerated in various US censuses with the surname Meyer.  His wife also came over with the Meyer surname in 1887.
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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com

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