Kritz Family History
Kritz Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for a gristmiller, from Middle High German grütze ‘grits’. German: from a Slavic form of the personal name Christian, possibly from Czech Kríž (see Kriz). German: from a dialect variant of Kreutz. Jewish (from Ukraine): nickname or occupational nickname for a wool carder or barber, from Yiddish krits ‘scratch’. Compare Kratzer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press