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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.

Early Origins of the Bitz family


The surname Bitz was 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.

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Early History of the Bitz family

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Early History of the Bitz family


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Bitz Spelling Variations

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Bitz Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bitz, Bitze, Bitzer, Bitzius, Bytzer, Bïtzer and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bitz family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bitz family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bitz family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bitz family to the New World and Oceana


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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bitz (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bitz (post 1700)


  • Paul Joseph Bitz (1923-2014), American politician
  • Hermann Bitz (b. 1950), retired German football player
  • Bertrand Bitz (b. 1978), Swiss singer and songwriter
  • Scott Bitz (b. 1973), Canadian curler and two-time provincial champion
  • Byron John Bitz (b. 1984), Canadian professional ice hockey player

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