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Blitz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Blitz(er) ‘lightning’ (Middle High German blicze), presumably a nickname for a fast mover.

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


Similar surnames: Beitz, Britz, Platz, Klotz, Blatt, Blind, Kritz, Bitz, Boltz, Blatz

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Where is the Blitz family from?

You can see how Blitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Blitz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Blitz families living in Quebec. This was about 75% of all the recorded Blitz's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Blitz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blitz. 25% of Blitz men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Blitz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blitz were Owner and Bookkeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Owner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Secretary
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Blitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blitz 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Blitz. 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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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Blitz. For the veterans among your Blitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blitz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Blitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Blitz in 1953 was 47, and 67 in 2004.

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