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Gertz Family History

Gertz Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a Germanic personal name composed of gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant, under Russian influence (see Goren), of Herz.

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


Similar surnames: Hertz, Bertz, Gartz, Artz, Getz, Mertz, Giertz, Geron, Gentz, Goertz

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Where is the Gertz family from?

You can see how Gertz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gertz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gertz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gertz family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gertz's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Gertz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gertz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gertz. 11% of Gertz men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Gertz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gertz were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gertz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gertz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gertz. For the veterans among your Gertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gertz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gertz in 1954 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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