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Where did the German Bitz family come from? What is the German Bitz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bitz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bitz family history?The roots of the distinguished German surname Bitz lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it is derived from "Bitz," the name of a settlement near the town of Balingen in Swabia. Alternatively, it is derived from the Middle High German "bizune," meaning "field enclosed by a fence." In this case, the progenitor of the name would have dwelled on or near such a piece of land.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bitz, Bitze, Bitzer, Bitzius, Bytzer, Bïtzer and many more.
First found in Swabia, where it is believed to have originated. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the initial bearer of the name was a native of the village of Bitz who had settled in another city. The young Bitz family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Swabian society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bitz research. Another 177 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1454, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Bitz History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bitz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Gorg Bitz, who settled in New York in 1709 with his wife and their four children; Ludwig Bitzer and his wife Anna Maria, who emigrated from Württemburg to Pennsylvania in 1750 with their six children.
The Bitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bitz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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