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"His name was changed at Ellis Island #usa #general

jbonline1111@...
 

Families often changed their names or at least the spellings. I found this on both sides of my mother's family.  Zlates became Slatas and Sanktin became Sancton.  The Zlates change came some time after 1925, given its use on my mother's birth certificate. I am not certain when Sancton was changed.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Arlene Beare
 

The person writing down the name spelled it incorrectly probably due to the accent being difficult to understand.  Names were not changed at Ellis Island.
Arlene Beare

allina.r@...
 

On one side of my family, the name Jashonovskey was changed to Jay (most likely spelling or brevity).
Roz Bornheim-Allina