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The surname Moskowits 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.

Moskowits Early Origins



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

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Moskowits Spelling Variations


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Moskowits 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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Moskowits Early History


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Moskowits Early History



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

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Moskowits Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moskowits Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moskowits 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Moskowits Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moskowits 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 17 June 2014 at 14:41.

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