Re: Name Changes in Palestine #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>

Rita Margolies <b4kids@...> wrote:

My relative went to Palestine sometime during 1910-1922.
His European name was Shoil Pikholz, but many Jews Hebraicized
their names when they arrived and supposedly there was a standard
way to do this. I was told there is something in the archives,
but I can't find it. Does anyone have any information for me?
After immigration to Israel, many Jews Hebraized their surnames,
like immigrants to the United States Americanized theirs.
Name changes during the British Mandate period (191847) were
recorded in the official "Palestine Gazette", copies of which
are at the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.

Since these are listed by date, not alphabetically, they can
be difficult to use in their original form. These names were
alphabetized, by both old and new name, by Gary Mokotoff and
Shmuel Gorr. A set of six microfiche listing all 28,000 names
was published by Avotaynu. It is available at libraries, most
JGSs, and for purchase >from Avotaynu.
(See <>).


Warren Blatt
Boston, MA

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