From May, 1923 to September, 1924, 482 persons in the County of New York applied for permission to change their names, the register of New York County Court shows. Of this number, 277 were changes of names of persons; the rest were firm names. Of the 277, as many as 195 were Jews, among them being 11 Levys, 9 Cohens, 4 Goldbergs and 3 Goldsteins. Cohen usually becomes Cole, Coles, Ross, Gordon, Chase and Connors. Goldstein becomes Golden, Golding Lawrerice, Leoni and Cecil.
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