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Britz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place in Brandenburg named Britz. German: topographic name from Slavic bris ‘birch’, from which the place name is derived. German: from a vernacular form of the Celtic personal name Brixius (see Brice). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from Hebrew ben rabi ‘son of …’ and the first letter of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name. See also Brill.

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


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 the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Britz families living in Quebec. This was about 45% of all the recorded Britz's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Britz families in 1911.
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What did your Britz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Britz. 60% of Britz men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    60%
  • Labourer
    40%
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Census Records

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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 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 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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