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Savitt Surname History
The Savitt/Savitzky surname belongs chiefly to Jews of East European heritage. Savitt maybe also be a shortened version of other similar East European Jewish surnames names. It was common practice for Jews who emigrated from Europe to the US to "Americanize" their last names. Savitt is a common Americanized version of Savitzky and its varients. The different spellings of Savitzky are do to the fact that the named was written in Yiddish which uses the Hebrew alphabet. The transliteration to the English alphabet created the various spellings.
The Savitt surname is a shortened version of the name Savitzky (also spelled Savitsky, Sawitzky, Sawitsky) other varients of the name are Savit, Savitz, Savits. This name is found chiefly with East European Jews. It is derived from the Polish name of Sawiczky (Sawicky). This name means "son of Sawa". Sawa is a town in Poland that lies 31km (19 miles) southeast of the city of Krakow. Other versions of Sawa (Sawic, Sawicz, Sawica, Sawicze). Sawa comes from the Aramaic word for "old man".
Savitt Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
Savitt Meaning & Etymology
Savitt Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
Last names similar to SavittSavitteri, Savittiere, Savittieri, Savitto, Savitts, Savitus, Savity, Savitz, Savitzakaya, Savitzby, Savitzcky, Savitzka, Savitzkaya, Savitzke, Savitzkee, Savitzki, Savitzkie, Savitzky, Savitzry, Savitzski
Savitt Family Tree
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- Mary Savitt 1913 - 2006
- Morris A Savitt 1911 - 1988
- Jack C Savitt 1921 - 2006
- Ida C Savitt 1909 - 1993
- Morris Savitt 1895 - 1989
- Annette A Savitt 1921 - 1999
- Melvin Savitt 1925 - 2003
- Morris Savitt 1919 - 1991
- Harry Savitt 1913 - 1976
- Daniel Savitt 1924 - 2006
Famous People named Savitt
Dick Savitt (tennis professional active in the 1950's).