Franz Family History

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Franz Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Franz, a vernacular form of Latin Franciscus (see Francis).

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


Similar surnames: Franc, Frano, Frenz, Frank, Franze, Ranz, Frans, Frana, Franko

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Franz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Franz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Franz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Franz Family Origin

Where is the Franz family from?

Franz Family Occupations

What did your Franz ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Franz Historical Records

What Franz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Franz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franz 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Franz. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Franz. For the veterans among your Franz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Franz Life Expectancy

What is the average Franz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Franz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Franz in 1949 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Franz 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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