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The prestigious Jewish surname Horowitz comes from Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republi c. 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 Horowitz 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 Horowitz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horowitz (post 1700)



  • Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (1903-1989), Russian-born, American classical pianist and composer, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • James Arnold Horowitz (1925-2015), birth name of James Salter, an American novelist and short-story writer
  • Winona Horowitz (b. 1971), original name of Winona Ryder, American Golden Globe Award winning actress, best known for her role in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Scott Jay "Doc" Horowitz (b. 1957), retired American astronaut, veteran of four space shuttle missions
  • Israel Horowitz (1907-1973), American chess master
  • Adam Horowitz, American TV show writer
  • Moses Horowitz (1897-1975), birth name of Moe Howard, American actor and comedian best known as the leader of The Three Stooges
  • Anthony Horowitz (b. 1956), British author and television scriptwriter
  • Alexandre Horowitz (1904-1982), Dutch technical engineer and inventor

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    Other References

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    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Horowitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horowitz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 13:56.

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