The surname Moskovits 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 Moskovits family
The surname Moskovits was first found in Russia, where the name was born by members of the Jewish population of the Russian Empire.
Early History of the Moskovits family
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Moskovits 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 Moskovits family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moskovits family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Moskovits Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Samuel Moskovits, who arrived in Allegany County, Pennsylvania
- Samuel Moskovits, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 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)