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Beitz Name Meaning

East German: habitational name from any of the places in eastern Germany named Baitz (compare Baitz ) or Beitzsch. German: variant of Beitler South German: from Middle High German beiz ‘tanning liquid lye’ or ‘falcon hunt’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a tanner or someone who hunted with falcons.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Weitz, Britz, Bitz, Beltz, Blitz, Netz, Benitz, Beetz, Fleitz, Seitz

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Where is the Beitz family from?

You can see how Beitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Beitz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Beitz families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Beitz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Beitz families in 1840.
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What did your Beitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beitz. 25% of Beitz men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Beitz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beitz were Farming and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beitz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Beitz. For the veterans among your Beitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beitz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Beitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Beitz in 1942 was 21, and 82 in 2004.

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