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 Moskovicz family
Early History of the Moskovicz family
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Moskovicz 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 Moskovicz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moskovicz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Moskovits, who arrived in Allegany County, Pennsylvania, and Herman Moscowitz, who came to Arkansas in 1875.
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