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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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.).

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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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See Also


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Citations


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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.).

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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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 21 February 2017 at 07:51.

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