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Ellis Island

The Ellis Island Immigration Station was the main point of entry for immigrants coming from Europe. During the high tide of immigration to the United States, millions of men, women and children from Europe passed through its halls. Once landed, the immigration authorities issued identity papers to the new immigrants. But because the immigrants’ names were often difficult to spell by the English speaking authorities, the names of the newly arrived immigrants were often altered or anglicized.

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