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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.

Moskovitz Early Origins



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

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Moskovitz Spelling Variations


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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.

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Moskovitz Early History


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Moskovitz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moskovitz research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 146 and 1468 are included under the topic Early Moskovitz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moskovitz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moskovitz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moskovitz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Moskovitz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moskovitz (post 1700)



  • Sigmond Moskovitz, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for borough President of Bronx, New York, 1933
  • George Moskovitz, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1934
  • 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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Moskovitz Family Crest Products


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Moskovitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moskovitz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 November 2015 at 10:00.

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