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Moskowitz Family History

Moskowitz Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Germanized form of a Slavic patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Moshke, a pet form of Moshe (see Moses).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Berkowitz, Moskovitz, Moscowitz, Koplowitz, Mosko, Itzkowitz

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Where is the Moskowitz family from?

You can see how Moskowitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moskowitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Moskowitz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Moskowitz families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Moskowitz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Moskowitz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moskowitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moskowitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moskowitz. 17% of Moskowitz men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Moskowitz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moskowitz were Operator and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Moskowitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moskowitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Moskowitz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Moskowitz. For the veterans among your Moskowitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moskowitz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Moskowitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Moskowitz in 1941 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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