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Unz Family History

Unz Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Munz, Uno, Lunz, Un, Ung, Enz, Utz, Kunz, An, Yun

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Where is the Unz family from?

You can see how Unz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Unz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Unz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 15 Unz families living in Kentucky. This was about 79% of all the recorded Unz's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Unz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Unz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Unz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Unz. 50% of Unz men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    50%
  • House Painter
    17%
  • Baker
    17%
  • Printer
    17%
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What Unz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 533 census records available for the last name Unz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unz 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 138 immigration records available for the last name Unz. 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 99 military records available for the last name Unz. For the veterans among your Unz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Unz lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Unz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Unz in 1961 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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