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Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish : nickname from gịza ‘hind leg of an ox or swine’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a butcher.
  • Albanian (Gjizë) : occupational name for a maker or seller of cheese, from gjizë ‘skim-milk cheese’. In the form Gizas this is also found as a Greek and Aromanian family name.