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Dentz Family History

Dentz Name Meaning

German: variant of Denz . Jewish (American): shortened form of some original Ashkenazic surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Duntz, Deitz, Jentz, Entz, Sentz, Lentz, Bentz, Mentz, Deetz, Netz

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Where is the Dentz family from?

You can see how Dentz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dentz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dentz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Dentz family living in Alabama. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dentz's in USA. Alabama and 2 other states had the highest population of Dentz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dentz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dentz. 53% of Dentz men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Dentz women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dentz were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    53%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Bartender
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    24%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dentz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dentz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 634 immigration records available for the last name Dentz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 521 military records available for the last name Dentz. For the veterans among your Dentz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dentz lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Dentz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dentz in 1966 was 75, and 93 in 2003.

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