Belz Family History

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Belz Name Meaning

South German: see Beltz. Eastern German: nickname of Slavic origin, from Slavic belu ‘white’, probably referring to the color of the named person’s hair.

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

Similar surnames: Bell, Welz, Beltz, Beck, Selz, Bel, Bilz, Belle, Gell, Banz

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Belz Family Origin

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Belz Family Occupations

What did your Belz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belz. A less common occupation for the Belz family was Butcher. The most common Belz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Belz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Belz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Belz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Belz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Belz. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Belz. For the veterans among your Belz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belz Life Expectancy

What is the average Belz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Belz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Belz in 1952 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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