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Sitz Family History

Sitz Name Meaning

from Sizzo, a short form of a Germanic compound personal name formed with sigi ‘victory’ as the first element. nickname for someone who owned a house, from Middle High German siz ‘seat’, ‘domicile’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hitz, Sinz, Witz, Ritz, Bitz, Pitz, Seitz, Kitz, Nitz, Fitz

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Where is the Sitz family from?

You can see how Sitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sitz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sitz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Sitz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Sitz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sitz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sitz. 35% of Sitz men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Sitz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sitz were Farm Laborer and Saleslady.

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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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 536 immigration records available for the last name Sitz. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sitz. For the veterans among your Sitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sitz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Sitz in 1952 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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