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Britz Name Meaning

German: from a vernacular form of the Celtic personal name Brixius (see Brice ). German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place in Brandenburg named Britz. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from the first letters of Hebrew ben rabi ‘son of rabbi’ and of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name; see also Brill . Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Bric: habitational name for someone from the hilly region of the Slovene Littoral called Brda (literally ‘hillocks’). Compare Brick and Brizzi . Germanized form of Sorbian Brica or Bryca: from local Slavicized forms of the German personal name Fritz .

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

Similar surnames: Brin, Pritz, Kritz, Beitz, Britt, Bitz, Ritz, Fitz, Ratz, Blitz

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Where is the Britz family from?

You can see how Britz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Britz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Britz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Britz families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Britz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Britz families in 1840.
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What did your Britz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Britz. 19% of Britz men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Britz women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Britz were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Britz lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Britz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Britz in 1958 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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