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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mize

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From Old Albanian miize, enlarged with -, from Proto-Albanian *mūjā, from Proto-Indo-European *muH- (compare English midge), variant of *mus- (compare Ancient Greek μυι̃α (muĩa), Serbo-Croatian muva). A comparison with Old High German mīza (“gnat”), Old English mite (“mite”), Latin minor (“small”) is also possible.

  1. fly
  2. (colloquial) runt
  3. (colloquial) weak or insignificant person

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mize

Johnny Mize was a baseball player. Johnny was born on January 7th, 1913 in Demorest, Georgia. He died on June 2nd, 1993.


Larry Mize is a golf player.


Logan Mize is a country music musician. His ongoing career started in 2000.


His military service ended in 1981. Ola was born on August 28th, 1931 in Marshall County, Alabama. He passed away on March 5th, 2014.


Billy was born on April 29th, 1929.


Cheyenne Marie Mize is a singer-songwriter and folk rock musician. She plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals.


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Popularity of Mize as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mize U.S.
  White 91.29% 64.26%
  African American 2.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mize

People with the last name Mize are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mize

  • How Popular is the name Mize? As a last name Mize was the 3,008th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mize first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mize is Tuesday, May 29th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Mize? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mize. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mize: Your name in reverse order is Ezim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mzie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mize? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,908 people with the last name Mize.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mize? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Mize as their last name.

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