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Artz Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name A(a)rt, a reduced form of Arnt (see Arndt, Arnold), or sometimes from a reduced form of the personal name Alaert or Adriaan. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Arzt ‘physician’.

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


Similar surnames: Art, Hartz, Martz, Arntz, Bartz, Britz, Arts, Raatz, Kotz, Kratz

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Where is the Artz family from?

You can see how Artz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Artz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Artz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Artz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 58% of all the recorded Artz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Artz families in 1840.
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What did your Artz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Artz. 22% of Artz men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Artz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Artz were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Artz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Artz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Artz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Artz. For the veterans among your Artz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Artz lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Artz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Artz in 1946 was 38, and 64 in 2004.

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