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The Pitz surname was an occupational name for an official in charge of weights and measures, from the French word "peiser," to weigh.

Pitz Early Origins



The surname Pitz was first found in Galicia which lies in southern Poland on the northern slopes of the Carpathians. It was overrun by Monguls in 1223. The region is composed of Polish and Ukrainian natives, the latter being to the east. The Ruthenian nobles adopted the Catholic faith and the Polish tongue. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Pitz Spelling Variations


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Pitz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitzer, Petz, Petzinger, Pitter, Pazer, Pazzi and many more.

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Pitz Early History


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Pitz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitz research. Another 318 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1628 and 1806 are included under the topic Early Pitz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pitz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pitz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Pitz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • John Pitz, aged 23, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Nicholas Pitz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865
  • Joyce Pitz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Adam Pitz, aged 33, arrived in New York, NY in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitz (post 1700)



  • Herbert G. Pitz, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 19th District, 1938 (Progressive), 1954 (Democratic), 1958 (Democratic), 1962 (Democratic)
  • Henry T. Pitz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • Henry Clarence Pitz (1895-1976), American artist, author and illustrator who wrote and illustrated over 190 books, best known for The Brandywine Tradition (1968)
  • Herman Pitz (1865-1924), American Major League Baseball player who played in 1890

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Pitz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
    8. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    9. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    10. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
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    The Pitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitz 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 October 2015 at 10:55.

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