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The prestigious Jewish surname Horowitz 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 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.

Horowitz Early Origins




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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Scott Horowitz. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/horowitz.html
  • 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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  1. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Scott Horowitz. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/horowitz.html

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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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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