grandfather's surname was changed at immigration
Hi..My grandfather came from Bulgaria to work on the railroad. His name was misspelled at immigration and was logged as VISCOFF. We have several other spellings...does anyone know one of them??
VISCOFFIHis mother's name was SLAVA RAIKO
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Variants ending in -OFFI do not match Bulgarian naming conventions.I think the following variants are possible:VISOCHKOFF (Bulg. Âèñî÷êîâ, pron. Vee-SSOHCH-koff, better spelling VISSOCHKOFF) VISOCHOFF (Bulg. Âèñîêîâ, pron. Vee-SSOH-koff, better spelling VISSOCKOFF)Both variants mean something like Tallman.
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