Jul. 9, 1825

Writ of Frederick William III [Present-day Germany, Poland; Lithuania; Kingdom of Prussia]: “[… it has been noticed …] that for a while, Jews have been taking on names by which they are no longer recognizable as Jews, […] it is no longer to be permitted that Jews take on the appearance as if they were Christians.”
Wagner-Kern: Michael: Staat und Namensänderung. Beiträge zur Rechtsgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts; ([The] State and the changing of names. Contributions to the legal history of the 20th Century); (Tübingen; 2002); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/8/2020