Last name origins & meanings:
- German: possibly a habitational name from places in eastern
Germany named Baitz or Beitzsch.
- South German: from Middle High
German beiz ‘tanning liquid’, ‘lye’, or ‘falcon hunt’, hence an
metonymic occupational name for a tanner or someone who hunted with
falcons, or in some cases perhaps a derogatory nickname.
of Beitler 2.
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