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Giltz Name Meaning

German and Luxembourgeois: from a short form of the personal name Ägilius (variant of Ägidius) (see Giles).

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


Similar surnames: Wiltz, Gintz, Diltz, Gille, Biltz, Gratz, Girtz, Boltz, Fietz, Geltz

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Where is the Giltz family from?

You can see how Giltz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giltz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Giltz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Giltz family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Giltz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Giltz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giltz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Giltz. 23% of Giltz men worked as a Truck Driver and 67% of Giltz women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giltz were Farmer and Seamstress.

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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

  • Truck Driver
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    67%
  • Seamstress
    34%
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What Giltz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Giltz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giltz 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 77 immigration records available for the last name Giltz. 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 230 military records available for the last name Giltz. For the veterans among your Giltz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Giltz lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Giltz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Giltz in 1960 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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