Goerlitz Family History

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Goerlitz Name Meaning

Eastern German (Görlitz): habitational name for someone from a Silesian city so named, now forming part of the border between Germany and southern Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Gerlitz, Garlitz, Goertz, Goltz, Gerbitz, Britz, Politz, Roeglin

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Goerlitz Family Origin

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Goerlitz Family Occupations

What did your Goerlitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Goerlitz occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 20% of Goerlitz's were Cigar Makers. Cigar Maker, Engraver In Metal and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goerlitz. A less common occupation for the Goerlitz family was Schoamaker.

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  • Cigar Maker

    20%
  • Engraver In Metal

    20%
  • House Keeper

    20%
  • Schoamaker

    20%

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

Goerlitz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goerlitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goerlitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Goerlitz. 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 Goerlitz. For the veterans among your Goerlitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goerlitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Goerlitz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Goerlitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goerlitz in 1942 was 26, and 97 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goerlitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goerlitz 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.

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