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Brothers Spell Their Name Differently

Shmuel Meyer
 

Shalom,

I have 2 brothers that spell their names slightly differently so they are not seen as brothers. Tabachnik and Tabatchnik

I'm sure this isn't unique to me. What is the best solution?

Thanks.

Shmuel
https://meyer-services.net/webtrees

sharon yampell
 

I have one last name that has been permutated 10 other ways from the original.  I put the original down for the oldest family member and then put each permutation for those who use it.  I will use my own last name as an example.

 

For example, my original last name was YAMPOLSKY but not all of us use YAMPOLSKY..I use YAMPELL; one set of cousins uses JAMPOL; and another set uses YAMPOL… but make sure you use all permutations when researching.

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Voorhees, NJ USA

 

From: Shmuel Meyer
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:27 AM
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Brothers Spell Their Name Differently

 

Shalom,

I have 2 brothers that spell their names slightly differently so they are not seen as brothers. Tabachnik and Tabatchnik

I'm sure this isn't unique to me. What is the best solution?

Thanks.

Shmuel
https://meyer-services.net/webtrees

 

Alan Greenberg
 

This is extremely common. Sometimes there may be a minor spelling difference and sometimes it could be a complete name change.

You ask "what is the best solution?" I'm afraid I don't know what the "problem" is. They used different names so you record them as such, but that does not alter their parents of the fact that they are siblings.

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada

At 10/02/2020 10:33 PM, Shmuel Meyer via Groups.Jewishgen.Org wrote:
Shalom,

I have 2 brothers that spell their names slightly differently so they are not seen as brothers. Tabachnik and Tabatchnik

I'm sure this isn't unique to me. What is the best solution?

Thanks.

Shmuel
https://meyer-services.net/webtrees

david rafky
 

My fathers name was louis rafky, and his brother was herbert ravka. I believe ravka was the singular version of the name (I am  herbert ravka) and rafky was the plural version (I am a member of the rafky family). Just an educated guess. David Rafky. 

Shelley Mitchell
 

Often the name change is automatically done with change of country in charge. For example, my family named Platz became Plac when Ukraine was in charge.
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Shelley Mitchell 
NYC
searching KONIGSBERG/KINIGSBERG, TERNER, MOLDAUER, SCHONFELD - Kolomyya PLATZ - DELATYN. All Galicia. 

Laurie Sosna
 

I've got a lot of those (Levin/Levine) (Levitz/Levitt) (Sosna/Susner) (Goikhman/Hochman).

In my Reunion database, I use the spelling they chose and the original name (usually the oldest ancestor) in parentheses.

When it comes to online research (Ancestry, FamilySearch) I try to research them as individuals, adjusting spelling as I go.

If I find a document, I download it and name it with the spelling they chose.
All documents go into a folder with the family name (commonest spelling) and subfolders (census, naturalization, manifests, etc.)

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA

Molly Staub
 

I would enter both BOTH men as Tabachnik/Tabatchnik. That way, anything that
appears under each can be compared for parents, residences. etc.

Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL

Berenson
Grafman
Groffman
Arost
Harast
Shtofman

jbonline1111@...
 

I suspect this is rather common.  One reason may be that the names were often transliterated from Cyrillic.  

My mother's family used the spelling ZLATES in the early 1900s and then SLATAS, continuing to this date.  Her mother's family used SANKTIN and then SANCTON to current times.  My father's original name was SLONIMSKY (though his birth certificate is misspelled as SLOMINSKY).  When he and his brothers changed to SLOAN, one spelled it SLOANE.  

I would use the spelling that each person uses.  Links to parents and siblings will show that they are one family.

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC