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Goetz Name Meaning

South German (Götz): from a short form of any of the various compound names with the first element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.

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


Similar surnames: Gotz, Raetz, Gretz, Goethe, Gaetz, Getz, Goertz, Goltz, Gratz, Noeth

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Where is the Goetz family from?

You can see how Goetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goetz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goetz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Goetz families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Goetz's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Goetz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goetz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goetz. 13% of Goetz men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Goetz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goetz were Machinist 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
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Goetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goetz 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Goetz. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Goetz. For the veterans among your Goetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goetz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Goetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goetz in 1941 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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