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Quote from the article: "The surname originates from Croatia, Horvat being the older version of the word Hrvat, which means Croat in Croatian." This is certainly not correct, since Horvat is an exonym, given to people who lived under the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in the extended flat region of Slavonia (some call it kajkavian region). Hungarians thus created a artificial "Croatian" subregion under the monarchy.
Horváth is also the first surname in Slovakia. The only difference is spelling, so there is no sense in splitting those two names apart.
artificial "Croatian" subregion under the monarchy. What? Habsburgs were Croatian kings. See Kingdom of Croatia (Habsburg) Horvat is an old Slavic word for Croat and surname Horvat means Croat. Whenever persons today declare themselves to be Slovenian, Slovak, Hungarian, or even Serbs because they are ortodox. In Bosnia there is surname HRVAT among muslims, but they say they are Bosniaks. Still, meaning of these surnames is clear.