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Nortz Family History

Nortz Name Meaning
North German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name (see North 3).from EG to pwh: Norz, Nörz in the south; Nortz in the north; Nörtz does nor occur in the north. [? hard to tell from her schema what exactly she means.South German: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who trapped otters or for someone who dealt in otter skins, from Middle High German norz, nörz ‘otter’. HB; EXG EG adds two variants.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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720 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
99 Military Records
385 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Nortz Families

  • Number of Nortz families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nortz families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Nortz last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nortz Family Origin

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Nortz Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Nortz

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Nortz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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