The surname Moscowitz is a patronymic
surname formed by adding the Slavic suffix "-ovic" meaning "son of" to a transformation of the biblical Hebrew
personal Moses ("Mosko" was a Polish pet form of the personal name
Moses). Jews in Eastern and Central Europe only began to use fixed hereditary surnames
near the end of the 18th century. Beginning in 1845 in Russia, Jewish people were compelled to choose or accept hereditary surnames
. Because of the era when these names were assumed, it is highly unlikely that the name origins have to do with the place name Moscow.
Early Origins of the Moscowitz family
The surname Moscowitz was first found in Russia, where the name was born by members of the Jewish population of the Russian Empire.
Early History of the Moscowitz family
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Moscowitz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Moskowitz, Moskowitch, Moskowvich, Moskovic, Moskowicz, Mocowicz, Moskovicz, Moscowitz, Moskovitz, Moskowits, Moskovits and many more.
Early Notables of the Moscowitz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moscowitz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Moscowitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Herman Moscowitz, who settled in Arkansas in 1875
- Herman Moscowitz, who landed in Arkansas in 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Moscowitz (post 1700)
- Grover M. Moscowitz, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 8th District, 1948 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html