Britz Family History
Britz Name Meaning
German: from a vernacular form of the Celtic personal name Brixius (see Brice ). German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place in Brandenburg named Britz. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from the first letters of Hebrew ben rabi ‘son of rabbi’ and of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name; see also Brill . Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Bric: habitational name for someone from the hilly region of the Slovene Littoral called Brda (literally ‘hillocks’). Compare Brick and Brizzi . Germanized form of Sorbian Brica or Bryca: from local Slavicized forms of the German personal name Fritz .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press