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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.

Moskowitz Early Origins



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

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Moskowitz Spelling Variations


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Moskowitz 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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Moskowitz Early History


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Moskowitz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moskowitz research. Another 143 words (10 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.

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Moskowitz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moskowitz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moskowitz 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 Moskowitz (post 1700)


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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
  • Jared Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Hyman Moskowitz, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1958
  • Henry Moskowitz, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1912
  • Faye Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960
  • 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
  • Eva G. Moskowitz, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930
  • Charlie Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964
  • Caren G. Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. 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.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Moskowitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moskowitz 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 2016 at 09:37.

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