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Denz Family History

Denz Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Degen(hardt). in northeastern Germany, a habitational name denoting someone from a place called Tenze in Mecklenburg. from an old personal name formed with the stem Dand, which is of unknown origin.

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


Similar surnames: Lenz, Menz, Danz, Dent, Denk, Sens, Banz, Denn, Wenz, Benz

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Where is the Denz family from?

You can see how Denz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Denz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 30 Denz families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Denz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Denz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Denz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Denz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denz. 37% of Denz men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Denz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denz were Machinist and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Painter
    14%
  • Laundryman
    12%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Denz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denz 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 551 immigration records available for the last name Denz. 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 Denz. For the veterans among your Denz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denz lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Denz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Denz in 1960 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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