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Subject: Re: Things I need to unlearn Date: 2/7/2014 8:28 PM
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Rather, it appears that many immigrants changed their names themselves shortly after passing through Ellis Island in order to "Americanize" them.

That makes some sense. I've heard the stories passed along as if it were some clerk who did it. I imagine that would be a good reason to use if you didn't want to seem ashamed of your family name.

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