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Anschutz Name Meaning

North German (Anschütz): occupational name for someone whose job was to keep a dam or pool filled with water (German anschützen ‘to fill up’), especially a dam above a water channel serving a mill or mine. The surname is common in northern and eastern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Anshutz, Anschuetz, Schuetz, Schuth, Schultz, Schutz, Amstutz, Schatz

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Where is the Anschutz family from?

You can see how Anschutz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anschutz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Anschutz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Anschutz families living in Michigan. This was about 29% of all the recorded Anschutz's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Anschutz families in 1880.
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What did your Anschutz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Anschutz. 27% of Anschutz men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Anschutz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anschutz were Clerk and Machine Operator.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Machine Operator
    34%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Anschutz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anschutz 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Anschutz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Anschutz. For the veterans among your Anschutz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anschutz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Anschutz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Anschutz in 1944 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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