z as in quartz

Often from German,  Yiddish or Hebrew

bar mitzvah

bat mitzvah

bitzer

blintz

blitz

chintz

eczema

ersatz

Fitzgerald*

Fitzroy*

fritz

glitzy

Hertz

howitzer

kibbutz

klutz

pretzel

quartz

Ritz

schmaltz

spritzer

Switzerland

Zapata

 

The “Fitz” at the start of surnames like these comes from Norman French and means “son of”.

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