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.


United States Kravitz migration to the United States +

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]
  • Israel Kravitz, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1920 from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]
  • Rubin Kravitz, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "West Amargosa" from Alexandria, Egypt [3]

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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