Horvat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Horvat family

The surname Horvat was first found in Austria, Transylvania and Hongrie where the name became noted for its many branches in the region including Petrichevich, Szent-Giorgy, and Zsebehaz, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Horvat family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horvat research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1778, 1807, 1846, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Horvat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horvat Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Horvath, Horvatt, Horvarth, Horwarth, Horwath and others.

Early Notables of the Horvat family (pre 1700)

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United States Horvat migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Horvat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Horvat, who landed in Mississippi in 1897 [1]
  • John Horvat, who arrived in Mississippi in 1899 [1]
  • John Horvat, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1899
Horvat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andras Horvat, aged 35, who settled in America from Zeteny, Hungary, in 1906
  • Agatha Horvat, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Nagyvitez, Hungary, in 1907
  • Andras Horvat, aged 5, who immigrated to the United States from Kisvitez, Hungary, in 1908
  • Andras Horvat, aged 40, who landed in America from Ozd, Hungary, in 1909
  • Andrja Horvat, aged 19, who landed in America from Viroviticz, Croatia, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Horvat (post 1700) +

  • Frank Horvat (1928-2020), Italian photographer who lived and worked in France
  • Milan Horvat (1919-2014), Croatian conductor
  • Branko Horvat (1928-2003), Croatian economist and politician
  • Danielle Horvat (b. 1991), Australian actress
  • Zlatko Horvat (b. 1984), Croatian Olympic handball player
  • Steven "Steve" Horvat (b. 1971), retired Australian professional soccer player
  • Ivan "Ivica" Horvat (b. 1926), Croatian footballer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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