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Bitz Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: probably a topographic name for someone living near an enclosure i.e. a fenced plot such as an orchard from Middle High German bīzūne ‘enclosure’. German: habitational name from a place called with this word in particular one near Balingen Württemberg. Americanized form of German Bütz (see Butz ).

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

Similar surnames: Butz, Beitz, Britz, Fitz, Bitzer, Sitz, Biltz, Kitz, Abitz, Pitz

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Where is the Bitz family from?

You can see how Bitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bitz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Bitz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Bitz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bitz families in 1840.
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What did your Bitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bitz. 25% of Bitz men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Bitz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bitz were Salesman 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
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Bitz lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bitz in 1946 was 55, and 83 in 2004.

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