Vitez families are mainly Croats and they are mostly from Varazdin area. According to some sources they are from Hungary, rarely Serbs. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Varazdin and Zagreb. In Seketin in Varazdin area every seventh inhabitant had the family name Vitez.
About 670 people with faimily name Vitez live in Croatia today, in 280 households. There were 650 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number remains constant. They are located in the most of Croatian counties, in 35 cities and 67 other places, mostly in Varazdin (75), Zagreb (75), Turcin in Varazdin area (55), Djakovo (25), and in Velika Gorica (25).