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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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- Ruby Savitt 1906 - 1992
- Max Savitt 1901 - 1967
- Morris Savitt 1899 - 1975
- Clara Savitt 1903 - 1983
- Jean Savitt 1919 - 2004
- Max Savitt 1908 - 1999
- David Savitt 1898 - 1964
- Max Savitt 1911 - 1965
- Herbert Savitt 1924 - 1971
- Abraham Savitt 1892 - 1972
Famous People named Savitt
Dick Savitt (tennis professional active in the 1950's).