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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hurwitz

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Alt. Meaning

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

W is for wonder, the child in us all.

I is for innovator, always improving

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

Z is for zest, your zeal for life.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hurwitz

Shari Lewis was a ventriloquist, puppeteer, author, children's television show host, and ventriloquism. She was most active from 1952 to 1998. Shari was given the name Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz on January 17th, 1933 in The Bronx. She breathed her last breath on August 2nd, 1998.


Mitchell Hurwitz is a television writer, producer, and actor. He was most prominent from 1989 to present. Mitchell was born on May 29th, 1963 in Anaheim, California, United States.


Jake Hurwitz is a comedian, writer, and actor. His ongoing career started in 2005. Jake was given the name Jacob Penn Cooper Hurwitz on August 5th, 1985 in Spring Glen, Connecticut, United States. Jake is also known as Hurwitz and Jacob Penn Cooper.


Gregg Hurwitz is a crime fiction writer.


Sean Hurwitz is a musician, songwriter, producer, and record producer. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. Sean was given the name Shachar Hurwitz in Rehovot, Israel. Sean is also known as Sean Hurwitz.


Leo Hurwitz was a documentary film maker. He was most active from 1936 to 1981. Leo was born on June 23rd, 1909 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He breathed his last breath on January 18th, 1991.


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Popularity of Hurwitz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hurwitz U.S.
  White 94.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hurwitz

People with the last name Hurwitz are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hurwitz

  • How Popular is the name Hurwitz? As a last name Hurwitz was the 10,851st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Hurwitz? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Hurwitz was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Hurwitz: Your name in reverse order is Ztiwruh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hrzutiw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hurwitz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,935 people with the last name Hurwitz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hurwitz? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hurwitz as their last name since less than 1 person in 101k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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