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About the Szajnfeld surname

Typically the name Szajnfeld is pronounced Sheinfeld or Shainfeld in English. Our name as far as I know is of Polish Jewish origin. As far as I could find out there are only 2 people in North America myself included with the surname Szajnfeld (spelled exactly as such) and one elderly relative in France if he is in fact still alive. My elderly mother, Ryvkah Szajnfeld, who has severe dementia and is living on my sister's Kibbutz Gvat Chaim, Ichud, Israel in a care facility, carries the Szajnfeld name. My sister, Tova Michels, goes by her married name, and my daughter, Alix Sara Carter, born to me, Kathy (Keti) Szajnfeld and Robert Michael Wadeson, goes by her married name, Carter; and my son, Michael Eric Wadeson, goes by his father's surname. I believe that possible distant relatives of Polish Jewish discent, anglisized the Szajnfeld name by altering the spelling and/or shortening the name, upon, or shortly after immigrating to either England, Southern Africa, Austrailia and/or the Americas in the mid 1900s, possibly a few between the 2 World Wars, and then more shortly after World War II in the aftermath of the Holocaust.