Tuesday, December 18, 2012

186. Did They Change Their Given Name?

     We hear stories all the time about our ancestors changing their "foreign" name to another version in order to simplify it or to render it more "American."
     If you want to go back the other way, I recently found a good site for given name translations. Take a look at www.behindthename.com. It might help with some old documents you have.
[I tried my own name and found all kinds of versions.]

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