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Kravitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 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.

Migration of the Kravitz family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kravitz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abraham Harry Kravitz, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Royal Prince" from Havre, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-MMN : 6 December 2014), Abraham Harry Kravitz, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name Royal Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Israel Kravitz, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1920 from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z1-2ZW : 6 December 2014), Israel Kravitz, 18 Jun 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rubin Kravitz, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "West Amargosa" from Alexandria, Egypt [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DS-YWP : 6 December 2014), Rubin Kravitz, 22 Apr 1920; citing departure port Alexandria, Egypt, arrival port New York, ship name West Amargosa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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
  • Zoë 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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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-MMN : 6 December 2014), Abraham Harry Kravitz, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name Royal Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z1-2ZW : 6 December 2014), Israel Kravitz, 18 Jun 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DS-YWP : 6 December 2014), Rubin Kravitz, 22 Apr 1920; citing departure port Alexandria, Egypt, arrival port New York, ship name West Amargosa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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