Horwitz Family History

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Horwitz Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horowitz.

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

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

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Horwitz Family Origin

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Horwitz Family Occupations

What did your Horwitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Horwitz occupation in the USA was Clothing Merchant. 7% of Horwitz's were Clothing Merchants. Clothing Merchant, Lawyer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horwitz. A less common occupation for the Horwitz family was Cigar Store.

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  • Clothing Merchant

  • Lawyer

  • Butcher

  • Cigar Store


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

Horwitz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Horwitz. 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 1,000 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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Horwitz Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horwitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horwitz 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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