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Frenz Family History

Frenz Name Meaning

South German: variant of Franz. North German: from a short form of the personal name Lafrens, a variant of Laurens (see Lawrence).

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


Similar surnames: Franz, Krenz, Grenz, Enz, Rentz, Pretz, Renzo, Fretz, Arenz, Renz

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Where is the Frenz family from?

You can see how Frenz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frenz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Frenz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 33 Frenz families living in Wisconsin. This was about 43% of all the recorded Frenz's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Frenz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frenz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frenz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Frenz. 20% of Frenz men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Frenz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frenz were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Frenz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frenz 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 Frenz. 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 Frenz. For the veterans among your Frenz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frenz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Frenz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Frenz in 1949 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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