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Moskovitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Moskovitz 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 Moskovitz family


The surname Moskovitz was first found in Russia, where the name was born by members of the Jewish population of the Russian Empire.

Early History of the Moskovitz family


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Moskovitz 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 Moskovitz family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Moskovitz 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Moskovitz (post 1700)


  • Sigmond Moskovitz, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for borough President of Bronx, New York, 1933 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Moskovitz, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1934 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard A Moskovitz MD, author of "Lost in the mirror: an inside look at borderline personality disorder"
  • Marc Moskovitz, cellist with the Toledo trio, and professor of music at Toledo University

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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