[Sca-cooks] Packing from the Nimatnama
selene at earthlink.net
Thu May 17 21:42:23 PDT 2007
As long as we are comparing notes... I give thanks to my grandfather and his
brothers for translating the surname to the English version FOX because the
German FUCHS was going to cause all their descendants Nothing But Trouble.
Apparently, they knew the Important words in English. <grin>
Cookery content: I wish I had more recipes from that end of the family. My
brother seems to be the appointed Guardian of the Genealogy in our
generation, so I'll have to ask him to quiz the aunties for the important
recipes. My father made up his own Specialities.
> Ah! Ellis Island. My grandfather came through in 1921. They asked him
> his name.
> Rachmeil Dubin (with the Hebrew het in the middle) he replies......
> Ok, says the official... you are now Rubin Dubin.
> .....But he was always zaydeh to me!
> On May 17, 2007, at 11:29 PM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
>> Funny... I actually was acquainted, as a teenager, with a young lady
>> whose ancestry was pretty clearly Chinese, but whose surname was
>> Troy. It had probably been Choy at one time, and I suspect someone
>> misunderstood at Ellis Island or something.
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