Boortz Family History

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Boortz Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of the Dutch surname Boorts, which Debrabandere suggests may be a hypercorrected form of Boots (see Boot). Alternatively, it may be an Americanized spelling of German Burtz, a nickname for a little man, from the base form of the word Bürzel ‘rump’, ‘stump’.

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

Similar surnames: Bortz, Booz, Burtz, Bartz, Bootz, Boore, Boltz, Boot, Moors, Mootz

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Boortz Family Origin

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Boortz Family Occupations

What did your Boortz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Boortz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Boortz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boortz family was Farming. Farmer, Cooper and Farm Work were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boortz.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Farm Work

  • Farming


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Boortz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Boortz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boortz 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 118 immigration records available for the last name Boortz. 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 319 military records available for the last name Boortz. For the veterans among your Boortz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boortz Life Expectancy

What is the average Boortz lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Boortz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Boortz in 1964 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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