The surname Moskal 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 Moskal family
The surname Moskal was first found in Russia, where the name was born by members of the Jewish population of the Russian Empire.
Early History of the Moskal family
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Moskal 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 Moskal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moskal family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Moskal Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Moskal, who landed in Manitoba in 1898