Horwitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious Jewish surname Horwitz 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 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 migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Moritz Horwitz, who landed in Arkansas in 1852 [1]
  • Michaelis Horwitz, who arrived in Mississippi in 1853 [1]
  • Kalman Horwitz, who landed in Arkansas in 1887 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Horwitz (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the Horwitz family

    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 [2]

    Citations

    1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
    2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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