Spitz Family History

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Spitz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Spitz ‘point’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a pointed hill or by a field with an acute angle, or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places throughout Germany named with this word. As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Spetz, Britz, Beitz, Pitz, Bitz, Spatz, Opitz, Sitz, Fitz, Seitz

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Spitz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spitz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Spitz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Spitz Family Origin

Where is the Spitz family from?

Spitz Family Occupations

What did your Spitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Spitz occupation in the UK was Merchant. 50% of Spitz's were Merchants. Merchant and Watchmaker Master were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Spitz.

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  • Merchant

  • Watchmaker Master


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spitz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spitz Historical Records

What Spitz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Spitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Spitz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Spitz. For the veterans among your Spitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Spitz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Spitz in 1944 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spitz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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