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Hurwitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The prestigious Jewish surname Hurwitz 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 Hurwitz 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.

Early Origins of the Hurwitz family



Migration of the Hurwitz family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hurwitz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abraham Hurwitz, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Minsk, in 1901
  • Abrahm Hurwitz, aged 10, who landed in America from Lapitzy, Minsk, Russia, in 1907
  • Abraham Hurwitz, aged 42, who settled in America from Kobrin, Russia, in 1907
  • Abram Hurwitz, aged 11, who landed in America from Suwenisky, Russia, in 1907
  • Abram Hurwitz, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Henie, Russia, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hurwitz (post 1700)


  • David Hurwitz (1905-1992), American physician, professor of medicine, and researcher
  • David Hurwitz, American classical music writer, record reviewer, and percussionist
  • Harry Hurwitz (1938-1995), American film director, screenwriter, actor and producer
  • Gregg Hurwitz, American writer of crime novels and comics
  • Mitchell D. Hurwitz (b. 1963), American television writer and producer, best known as the creator of the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003-2006)
  • Leo Hurwitz (1909-1991), American documentary filmmaker who was blacklisted during the McCarthy period
  • Jonathan Benjamin "Jon" Hurwitz (b. 1977), American screenwriter
  • Pauline B. Hurwitz, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1921 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Marvin Hurwitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2004 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lynne B. Hurwitz, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1996 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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