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
Early History of the Moscowitz family
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Moscowitz Spelling Variations
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
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Moscowitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Moscowitz (post 1700)
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