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The Kravitz surname was an occupational name derived from the Ukrainian word "kravchik," a diminutive form of the Polish word "krawiec," which mean "tailor." Both of these words are derived from the Old Slavic word "kroit," which meant "to cut."

Kravitz Early Origins




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Kravitz Spelling Variations


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Kravitz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Krovyak, Kravyak, Krovak, Krov, Krovanetsky, Kravchuk, Kravets, Kravchenko, Kravcheniuk, Kravch, Kravchik, Krawchenko, Krawec, Krawetz and many more.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kravitz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kravitz (post 1700)



  • Pinky Kravitz (1927-2015), American radio broadcaster and print journalist in Atlantic City
  • Lou Kravitz, American New York labor racketeer during the early 1930s
  • Seymour "Sy" Kravitz (1924-2005), American filmmaker and NBC TV news producer, father of Lenny Kravitz, posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Medal of Honor
  • Daniel Kravitz (1930-2013), American Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1956 to 1960
  • ZoŽ Isabella Kravitz (b. 1988), American actress, singer and model, known for her roles in No Reservations (2007), The Brave One (2007), and X-Men: First Class (2011), daughter of Lenny Kravitz
  • Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz (b. 1964), American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger
  • Ted Kravitz (b. 1974), British Formula One pit-lane reporter working on Sky Sports F1

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    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Kravitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kravitz 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 4 November 2015 at 10:11.

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