Was wanting to know the origin and menaing of the Surname Zeitz. My great grand aunt was married to an Oscar Zeitz. I think that it might be German, but I also thought that it might be Jewish as well. Any help with this would be greatly appriciated.

vote up1vote down


Zeitz is a town in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. This is the origin of the surname.
The toponym may derive from Ciza (Zisa, Zezarim), goddess of breast-feeding, or from Zitci, 'granary'. Some early forms are Cziz 1367, Czitz 1398, Czietz 1458. Zeitz and Zeiz first occur 1494.
vote up1vote down