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The prestigious Jewish surname Horwitz 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 Horwitz 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.

Horwitz Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Horwitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sophia Horwitz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Moritz Horwitz, who landed in Arkansas in 1852
  • Michaelis Horwitz, who arrived in Mississippi in 1853
  • Kalman Horwitz, who landed in Arkansas in 1887

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Horwitz Historic Events


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Horwitz Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Mollie Horwitz, Belgian Third Class Passenger from Antwerp, Belgium who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Horwitz Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Horwitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horwitz 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 4 April 2016 at 03:35.

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