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The confusion of war

Another source of the name Ruby

We have identified several origins of the Ruby name, in Denmark, Switzerland and England, with many families in France and Ireland, as yet with roots unidentified.However, as we saw from the case of Jack Ruby, there are other families called Ruby whose roots lie in Eastern Europe, so far as we have yet found, under other names.In Jack Ruby’s case it was Rubenstein, originally from Sokolow, near Warsaw, in Poland.In the case of another Ruby family in Boston, Massachusetts their original name was Rubinovitz and they hailed from MerkinÄ— in modern day Lithuania.
Another origin of a Ruby family was traced to a man in Limehouse, one of the most socially-deprived areas of inner London and home to much immigration for Jewish migrants escaping from Eastern Europe in the 1870s.Reuben Rottstein, a tailor, came from “Germany” and in one census identified his birthplace as Otelberg, which we believe to be Ortelsburg, now Szczytno in Eastern Poland.He appears to marry Ada Moor(e) (we haven’t found t…