An ancestor named Leib FLAMHAPT was born in Husiatyn, Austria-Hungary(Galicia) in 1882. He immigrated to the US in 1910 under that name. When he naturalized as a US citizen in 1915 he officially changed his name to Leon FUCHS.
I am looking to understand why he might have changed his surname to FUCHS. I do not know of other family members that were in the US at that time that were also using the surname FUCHS. If he wanted to anglicize his surname I would have expected him to change the name to FLAM or something similar. Any ideas are welcome.
researching LANDESBERG, SHANBRUN/SCHONBRUN, HALICZER, FUCHS, KLEINER, HELD in Kopychintsy and Husiatyn
UDITSKY, LESHCINSKY in Moshny, Gorodische; BREINOS/BREINES in Boguslav; PLOTKE/PLADKE in Kalinovka,Vinnytsya