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Hitz Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with the first element hild ‘strife battle’.

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


Similar surnames: Sitz, Hotz, Pitz, Nitz, Witz, Fitz, Hils, Hritz, Lutz, Litt

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Where is the Hitz family from?

You can see how Hitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hitz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Hitz families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hitz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hitz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hitz. 32% of Hitz men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Hitz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hitz were Farming and New Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • New Worker
    6%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hitz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hitz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hitz. For the veterans among your Hitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hitz lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hitz in 1957 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

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