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From: "Bob Moss" <>
Subject: Re: [BRITISH-JEWRY] Brick Wall No. 1 - MOSCOVITCH
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 20:42:47 -0500
Knowing that both my grandfather changed his name to Moss just before my
father's birth I had only looked for that derivation but I will check
Think I will be in London in Nov. Will let you know.
Incidentally the Rose Levy that you had a shot of unfortunately is the wrong
one. Finally got the death cert. You win some and you lose some.
Hope you are doing a little better.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Miriam Pollak
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 3:04 AM
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Subject: [BRITISH-JEWRY] Brick Wall No. 1 - MOSCOVITCH
The first thing that comes to mind is that they may have changed their name.
Moscovitch is very 'foreign' sounding. Perhaps they changed it to Moscow,
Morris, etc. From my hunting in the JC archives it is clear that around the
turn of the century many people changed their surname to make it sound more
'English'. Just an idea .....
> BRICK WALL No. 1.
> Harris Moscovitch born around 1841 and wife Rosa born around 1843 appear
> the 1891 UK census living in Manchester.
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