The family tree so far covers about 1250 persons, who are distributed all over the world.
The surname Maitz originates from the Austrian/ Hungarian border area, the today's Burgenland and the Styria. The different ways of writing Maitz, Meitz, Meiz, Maicz could be followed up to the 18.
Century. The carriers of the name were farmers or agricultural workers.
Most exciting for long time was the reseach on the family of the grandmother on the paternal side. Similar to the previous, the name Däubler
, partly written as Deibler or Deübler, can be followed to the middle of the 18. Century. The ancestors lived in the Bavarian/ Swabian Ries, at the locations Oettingen, Hochaltingen, Forsthof and Stahlhof. A delightful task was clarifying whether a link to the executioner
dynasty of the same name exists, which also was represented in this area. In the meantime this can be excluded1. At Stahlhof there have never been executioners or knackers. Further, our ancestors always are listed as farmers; they were married to families Förg and Jaumann, both no executors. Also
godfathers and witnesses always were “honest”. For executioners this was possible only after approx. 1855, when laws of marriage changed.
The maiden name of the mother (Scherer) originates from the North-Baden Erlenbach close to Osterburken. The name is documented over three further generations. Here the ancestors are well established and work in the agriculture.
The grandmother on the maternal side originates from the families Reinlein and Reuß (Reuss), which already have been for a long time in Lower Franconia, predominantly in the area Kitzingen and Schwarzach. Since 1879 the family is present also in the United States3. Many members of the family have been living in Brazil, Blumenau and Rio Negrinho since the 1920/1930ies.
1: We are grateful for the support and background information provided by Mrs. Sabine Scheller from Kempten
2: Franz Leberle from Aumühle and Günter Thürheimer from Harburg provided a lot of information about these common ancestors. Thank you. Information of one Deubler branch further is taken from the Ahnenforschung-Deubler site.
3: We are grateful for the engaged help of Eileen Oddon for providing the descendants of Markus Reinlein in New York.