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Horwitz Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horowitz .

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

Similar surnames: Hurwitz, Horvitz, Horovitz, Horowitz, Hurvitz, Moritz, Gurwitz

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Where is the Horwitz family from?

You can see how Horwitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horwitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Horwitz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Horwitz families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Horwitz's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Horwitz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horwitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horwitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Horwitz. 18% of Horwitz men worked as a Salesman and 17% of Horwitz women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horwitz were Manager and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Horwitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horwitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Horwitz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Horwitz. For the veterans among your Horwitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horwitz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Horwitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Horwitz in 1944 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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