History and Genealogy
Immigrant Name Changes - Letters
June 27, 2013
How Diamond became Cohen
File 106968/300, Entry 26, RG 85, National Archives, Washington, DC
August 27, 1915
A client of ours by the name of Louis Diamond, came to this country some twenty odd years ago and resided, at that time, with his brothers in Chicago, Illinois. These brothers, for some reason or other, had changed their names to Cohen, and our client, being then a minor, also adopted the name of Cohen.
He cannot, however, vote on account of the facts as above stated, and is desirous of having his naturalization papers changed so that his real and correct name should appear therein.
Very truly yours,
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Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/23/2013