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Bitz Name Meaning

probably from a topographic name for someone living near an enclosure, i.e. a fenced plot such as an orchard, from Middle High German bizune ‘enclosure’. habitational name from a place named with this word, in particular one near Balingen, Württemberg. Americanized spelling of Bütz(e) (see Butz 2).

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

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 the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Bitz families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 80% of all the recorded Bitz's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Bitz families in 1911.
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What did your Bitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bitz. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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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 Canada, 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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