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Nitz Surname Meaning

East German: from a Slavic-influenced (compare Nitsch ) pet form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Germanized form of Sorbian Nyč (see Nitsch ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Neitz, Fitz, Pitz, Hitz, Nitzel, Ritz, Notz, Sitz, Kitz, Witz

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Where is the Nitz family from?

You can see how Nitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nitz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Nitz families living in London. This was about 59% of all the recorded Nitz's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Nitz families in 1891.
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What did your Nitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Nitz. 100% of Nitz women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Nitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nitz 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 Nitz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Nitz. For the veterans among your Nitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nitz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nitz in 1949 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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