Aronovitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Aronovitz is derived from a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Aronovitz is a patronymic surname, which comes from the Hebrew given name Aharon. Traditionally, this surname is believed to have derived from the Hebrew word har-on, which means mountain of strength.

Migration of the Aronovitz family

Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aronovitz or a variant listed above:

Contemporary Notables of the name Aronovitz (post 1700)

  • Abraham "Abe" Aronovitz (1899-1960), Jewish American lawyer and 27th Mayor of Miami (1953 to 1955)
  • Sidney Myer Aronovitz (1920-1997), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 1976-88 [1]
  • Abraham Aronovitz, American politician, Mayor of Miami, Florida, 1953-55 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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