Changed his name at Ellis island #usa #general


Keep in mind that Jewish folks in Eastern Europe got last names fairly late. many families choose different last names and different and different spellings. even brothers had different last names. Also, if they did not have papers( my grandfather) and took names from others, they might change back when they got to America.
Saralea Altman
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Barbara Kenzer

Hello Everyone,

I have seen a abundance of emails on name change at Ellis Island. 

Ellis Island did not change any one's name. As everyone was told with the amount of ancestors coming to the US, do you really think there was time to change everyone's name.
Enough already. Move on. Whoever thinks that the names were changed at Ellis Island you have the wrong information. Let it go ready.

Barbara Kenzer 
Suburb of Chicago