I have spent the last week doing some research on the Poray’s. Most of what I have found are the different variations of the name. When the family came to America, the name was Porai-Koshitz. When Mary passed, it was Poray-Koshetz. I have recently been in contact with a man from Russia who has given me the Russian variations of the name. They are:
- Poray-Kochits – french in id passport
- We also seemed to have Americanized the name Anatole from Anatoly.
- It seems that William dropped the Koshetz/Koshits from his name when he got married. Just need to find out when Porai changed to Poray?