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Horvat Name Meaning

Croatian (northern and eastern Croatia): ethnic name for a Croat (see Horvath). In particular, this term was used to denote Croatian refugees from the Ottoman Empire who settled in the eastern and northern parts of Croatia. When Hungarian officials could not spell the Slavic name of such refugees, they would simply write them down as Horvat(h) ‘Croatian’. Horvat is now the most frequent surname in Croatia. Slovenian: nickname for someone from Croatia, in particular a refugee from the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries, from an old spelling of Hrvat, ethnic name for a Croat. The surname Horvat, together with its variant Hrovat, is the second most frequent surname in Slovenia. Hungarian (Horvát) and Jewish (from Hungary): ethnic name for a Croat (see Horvath).

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


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

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Horvat Family Origin

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Horvat Family Occupations

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In 1939, Builders Labourer Heavy Work and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Horvat. 17% of Horvat men worked as a Builders Labourer Heavy Work and 80% of Horvat women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horvat were Steel Works (cyele) Weighbridge Clerk and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer Heavy Work
    17%
  • Cinema Foreman
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Steel Works (cyele) Weighbridge Clerk
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Domestic Duties
    20%

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

Horvat Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Horvat. For the veterans among your Horvat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horvat Life Expectancy

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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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