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Type Surname (from location & from occupation)
Usage German, Jewish

Meaning & History

German (Kritzmann): topographic name for someone living near a cross.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a gristmiller, from Middle High German grütze, Yiddish grits ‘grits’ + Middle High German, Yiddish man ‘man’.
Jewish: an elaborated form of Kritz.
Added 4/15/2022 by kammini