Seeking a good example of a record where the Name Changed as an adult (First and Last names changed upon immigration).

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What is a good example of a record where Name Changed as an adult (First and Last names changed upon immigration). Jens Mogensen became John Morrison. Searches for birth name (Jens Mogensen) OR current name (John Morrison), don't return his record. Ideally EITHER search would return his record.
WikiTree profile: John Morrison
in WikiTree Help by Kristi Morrison G2G2 (2.4k points)
I have one in my family with a name change:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Zajac-86

There are sections for last name at birth, current last name,  proper first name (I assume this means at birth), and preferred first name (what they were commonly known as).

I also mentioned in the biography about the name change and the reasons for it according to my sources.
Sincere thanks for taking time to help me with your example! I believe I have the record so he shows up under searches for either name.

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This one has a lot of  "search" options.  (Perhaps too many?)  Shows the incredible flexibility available.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Schneegoes-1
by Peggy McReynolds G2G6 Pilot (477k points)
Sincere thanks for taking time to help me with your example! I believe I have the record so he shows up under searches for either name.

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