Re: Maiden Names/19th century Poland
- From: dogwalker47-research@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: 15 Dec 2008 14:01:11 -0800
One possible explanation is that your great grandmother had siblings or nephews
who took the name Shnitzler or Schnizer in the US. Then it could be that the
person filling out the US record was matching your great grandmother's maiden
name to the adopted (rather than original) names of her US relatives.
As an example, in our family the original name in Lithuania was KHAZANOVICH.
When the daughter Sheyne, at that time widowed, moved to the US, she and her
sons took the surname LIBERMAN. When her brother Khanok Khazanovich moved to
the US, he (for unknown reasons) took the surname LEVINSON. When their brother
Yudl Khazanovich's sons came to the US, they translated their last name to
Sheyne (then Jennie) was listed on US documents with several different maiden
names. She appears as Jennie Gornovsky (her original married name), as Jennie
Levinson (her brother's adopted name), and as Jennie Singer (her nephews' adopted
names). The latter name appeared only at the point that her children reconnected
with their cousins, the Singers.
Since the relatives who filled out these documents had lived in Lithuania and
should have known the family's original name, I can only guess that they were
trying to make her maiden name consistent with other people in her family in the
San Ramon, CA
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