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Ravitz Family History

Ravitz Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Rawicz (German Rawitsch) in the province of Poznan, Poland.

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

Similar surnames: Zavitz, Kravitz, Kanitz, Reitz, Ravin, Ratz, Lovitz, Raatz, Abitz

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Where is the Ravitz family from?

You can see how Ravitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ravitz family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Ravitz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Ravitz families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Ravitz's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ravitz families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ravitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ravitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ravitz. 37% of Ravitz men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Ravitz women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ravitz were Tailor and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Owner
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Hand Sewing
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ravitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ravitz 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 342 immigration records available for the last name Ravitz. 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 Cards

There are 285 military records available for the last name Ravitz. For the veterans among your Ravitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ravitz lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ravitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ravitz in 1963 was 73, and 81 in 2004.

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