Moskowitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Moskowitz 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 Moskowitz family

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

Early History of the Moskowitz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moskowitz research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 146 and 1468 are included under the topic Early Moskowitz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moskowitz 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 Moskowitz family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Moskowitz family

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 Moskowitz (post 1700) +

  • Irving Moskowitz (1928-2016), American physician, businessman, and philanthropist
  • Mark E. Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [1]
  • Jared Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008 [1]
  • Hyman Moskowitz, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1958 [1]
  • Henry Moskowitz, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1912 [1]
  • Faye Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960 [1]
  • Eva S. Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000; Candidate in primary for Borough President of Manhattan, New York, 2005 [1]
  • Eva G. Moskowitz, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930 [1]
  • Charlie Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964 [1]
  • Caren G. Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000 [1]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


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


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