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Zavitz Surname Meaning

Altered form of German Zewitz or Sewitz a habitational name from a place so called in eastern Germany or perhaps of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. The surname Zewitz is apparently no longer found in Germany while the variant Sewitz is very rare there. Compare Savitz 2 Sevits and Sivits . Altered form of Jewish Savich or Savitz or perhaps of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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


Similar surnames: Ravitz, Zaitz, Kanitz, Damitz, Zeitz, Abitz, Britz, Apitz, Savich

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Where is the Zavitz family from?

You can see how Zavitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zavitz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zavitz families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 173 Zavitz families living in Ontario. This was about 99% of all the recorded Zavitz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Zavitz families in 1911.
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What did your Zavitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Zavitz. 41% of Zavitz men worked as a Farmer and 64% of Zavitz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zavitz were Laborer and School Teacher. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Farming
    22%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
    64%
  • Stonegrapher
    19%
  • School Teacher
    19%
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Passenger Lists

There are 487 immigration records available for the last name Zavitz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 310 military records available for the last name Zavitz. For the veterans among your Zavitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zavitz lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Zavitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Zavitz in 1960 was 54, and 89 in 2004.

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