Do you have ancestors who immigrated to the U.S.? Do you know if their name changed once they entered the U.S.?

I was looking for someone’s ancestor with the first name of Carmela. The first census of which she was in was 1915. She was listed as Carmela. I looked and looked for another Carmela to no avail. I thought I knew who she had married, but I wasn’t sure. Then, I found her! She was listed as Mildred on the marriage application. From then on, I looked for Mildred, and I found much more about her!

So, don’t always assume the name was never changed!