Eltz Family History

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Eltz Name Meaning

German: habitational name (originally a river name) from Elz near Limburg (Hesse) or from Eltz on the Mosel river or the Neckar river.

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

Similar surnames: Meltz, Seltz, Klutz, Peltz, Beltz, Feltz, Gatz, Geltz, Glatz, Pelto

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Eltz Family Origin

Where is the Eltz family from?

Eltz Family Occupations

What did your Eltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Musician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eltz. A less common occupation for the Eltz family was Stone Mason. The most common Eltz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Eltz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Musician

  • Stone Mason


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

Eltz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Eltz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eltz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Eltz

Passenger List

There are 319 immigration records available for the last name Eltz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Eltz. For the veterans among your Eltz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eltz Life Expectancy

What is the average Eltz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Eltz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Eltz in 1951 was 28, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eltz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eltz 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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