On Ellis Island many immigrants were given new anglicized versions of their last names. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of doing it?

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago
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    Advantages:

    1.   Easier for Americans to pronounce.  I still see international students doin this for that reason.  

    2.   They want to appear and be accepted as Americans, that’s why they came to America.  

    Disadvantages:

    1.  Name changes make genealogical work more difficult. 

    2.  It made it easier for criminals to escape their past. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    in the case of my family, it was necessary as our name in native language was written in Cyrillic [there are 30 letters in the Cyrillic alphabet]

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    No essay questions please.

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