Gentz Family History

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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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Gentz Family Origin

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Gentz Family Occupations

What did your Gentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Brewery Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gentz. A less common occupation for the Gentz family was Carpenter. The most common Gentz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Gentz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Brewery Hand

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Gentz Historical Records

What Gentz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 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.

Search 1940's US census records for Gentz

Passenger List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Gentz Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gentz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gentz 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.

Famous Gentz Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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