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Wirtz Name Meaning

German:: from a pet form of the personal name Wertwein. patronymic from Wirth

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


Similar surnames: Kirtz, Wortz, Wertz, Witz, Wirth, Wiltz, Martz, Fitz, Witt, Giltz

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Where is the Wirtz family from?

You can see how Wirtz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wirtz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wirtz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Wirtz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Wirtz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wirtz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wirtz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wirtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wirtz. 16% of Wirtz men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Wirtz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wirtz were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Wirtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wirtz 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wirtz. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Wirtz. For the veterans among your Wirtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wirtz lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wirtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wirtz in 1948 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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