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Enz Family History

Enz Name Meaning

South German: from a short form of the personal name Anselm. Compare Enns.

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


Similar surnames: Benz, Ensz, Lenz, Wenz, Menz, Denz, Denk, Eng, Danz, Erk

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Where is the Enz family from?

You can see how Enz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Enz family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Enz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Enz families living in Indiana. This was about 30% of all the recorded Enz's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Enz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Enz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Enz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Enz. 16% of Enz men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Enz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Enz were Foreman and Saleslady.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Foreman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Saleslady
    14%
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What Enz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Enz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Enz 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 Enz. 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 782 military records available for the last name Enz. For the veterans among your Enz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Enz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Enz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Enz in 1962 was 90, and 84 in 2004.

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