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The prestigious Jewish surname Gurvich comes from Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic. In the Middle Ages, people were often known by only one name. As they began moving closer together, it became necessary to adopt surnames, in order to better distinguish themselves from one another. There are a wide variety of hereditary surnames, and the surname Gurvich is a habitational name. It is taken from the place called Horovice, in Bohemia which is derived from the Slavic element, gora, which means hill.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gurvich (post 1700)



  • Louis S. Gurvich Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2008; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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