Batz Family History
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Batz Name Meaning
from Alemannic, Swabian Batz ‘pile’, ‘large quantity’, possibly applied as a nickname either for a man of large physical proportions or for a man of wealth. The term also denoted a coin and may have been used metonymically for a coiner. The name of the coin is believed to have been derived from its imprint of a bear, known in folklore as Betz or Petz. (Bätz): see Betz.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press