surname Blum #names

Barbara Douglas

I’m trying to trace my grandfathers ancestors.  i believe the name had been changed. 
why is BLUM such a common name?   growing up
in michigan there weren’t that many, but in NYC There are a million.  i’ve not be able to find his naturalization papers, but his records show he was was Satanov/Sataniv.  His grave is also in a section with that city designation.  Any recommendation as to how i might find his original surname?  
thanks for any suggestions.  
Barbara Blum

snyder lipsky bemdersky grossberg

Doug Cohen

My mother's family were Blums in Boston.  Her father was from Plock guborniya in what is now Poland.  Their name was Bluman and those who came to the US became either Blum or Bloom.

Doug Cohen
Sarasota, Florida
Lexington, MA

Dave and Melanie Bloom

My Bloom changed from Blum (likely closer to the Cyrillic transliteration) in Cleveland in the early 20th C.  Best I can tell, the family is from Bauska, Latvia, although there are mentions of Kuldiga, Goldengen, Riga, and Broush (can't find this one anywhere).  The only pre-immigration ancestor I can find anything about is Avraham Dov Blum (b. approx 1820, d. 1897).  

David Bloom
Mt Vernon, WA

Dan Nussbaum

Are you looking for BeMdersky or BeNdersky. My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Bendersky and I have never heard of the name Bemdersky.

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
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Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere