Horowitz Family History

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Horowitz Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Horovice in central Bohemia, now in the Czech Republic, which is named with a short form of a personal name formed with Hor, as for example Horimir, Horislav.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Borowitz, Horovitz, Borowicz, Horwitz, Berkowitz, Moritz, Moskowitz

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Horowitz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Horowitz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Horowitz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Horowitz Family Origin

Where is the Horowitz family from?

Horowitz Family Occupations

What did your Horowitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Horowitz occupation in the USA was Boatman. 11% of Horowitz's were Boatmans. A less common occupation for the Horowitz family was Jewelery. Boatman, Broom Manufacturer and Fancy Goods Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horowitz.

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  • Boatman

  • Broom Manufacturer

  • Fancy Goods Store

  • Jewelery


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Horowitz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Horowitz Historical Records

What Horowitz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Horowitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horowitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Horowitz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Horowitz. For the veterans among your Horowitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horowitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Horowitz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Horowitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Horowitz in 1944 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horowitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horowitz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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