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Gentz Family History

Gentz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Gen(dr)ich, Slavic form of Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Wentz, Rentz, Zentz, Gintz, Hentz, Gratz, Mente, Gertz, Enz, Gretz

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Where is the Gentz family from?

You can see how Gentz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gentz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gentz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gentz families living in Louisiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gentz's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Gentz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gentz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gentz. 32% of Gentz men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Gentz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gentz were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
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What Gentz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gentz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentz 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 728 immigration records available for the last name Gentz. 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 Gentz. For the veterans among your Gentz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gentz lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gentz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Gentz in 1955 was 50, and 61 in 2004.

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