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Horvat Name Meaning

Croatian and Slovenian: from an old Hungarian-influenced form of the ethnic name Hrvat for a Croat (see Horvath ). In particular this term was used to denote Croatian refugees from the Turkish occupation of the Balkans in the 15th and 16th centuries who settled in the northern part of present-day Croatia where the Kajkavian-speaking inhabitants culturally very close to Slovenes at that time did not call themselves H(o)rvati ‘Croats’ yet and in the adjacent parts of present-day Slovenia. Horvat is the most frequent surname in Croatia and the second most frequent surname in Slovenia. Compare Harvath Horwath Hrovat and Krobot . Hungarian (Horvát): from Hungarian Horvát an ethnic name for a Croat (see Horvath ). This form of the surname is also found in Slovakia together with the variant Horvat. Jewish (from Hungary; Horvát): variant of Horváth (see Horvath ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Horvath, Hrovat, Harvat, Horst, Horwath, Hora, Hardt, Morvan, Jordan

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You can see how Horvat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horvat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Horvat families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Horvat family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Horvat's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Horvat families in 1911.
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What did your Horvat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Horvat. 43% of Horvat men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Horvat women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horvat were Farmer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Miner
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
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What is the average Horvat lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Horvat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Horvat in 1951 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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