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Abramowicz, Abramovich, Abramowitz, and Abramovitz are spellings of a long established surname in Europe; first recorded in England,[citation needed] it is now found in every European country. It is a common surname amongst Ashkenazi Jews,[1][2] for whom it is commonly Hebraized to Ben-Avraham (בן-אברהם) upon immigration to Israel. It was also one of the many surnames of Hebrew influence which were historically given by the returning Crusaders to their children, in recognition of their father's visit to the 'Holy Land.'[citation needed]

The surname Abramovich is not related to the Serbian Christian surname Abramović.

Some people with these names include:

Abramowicz (Polish)

Abramovich (Russian: Абрамо́вич: surname — Абра́мович: patronymic)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological Dictionary, By Heinrich Walter Guggenheimer, Eva H. Guggenheimer, (KTAV Publishing House 1992
  2. ^ A Sourcebook for Genealogical Research: Resources Alphabetically by Type and Location, McFarland, 13 May 2004
  3. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica, Volume 1, edited by Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum (Granite Hill Publishers, 2007), page 324
  4. ^ Hoffman, David E. (2011). The oligarchs: wealth and power in the new Russia. PublicAffairs. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-61039-070-5., A Google preview
  5. ^ "Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky found dead in his bath". Daily Telegraph. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.