Hartz Family History

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Hartz Name Meaning

topographic name, a variant of Hardt. from a short form of a Germanic compound name beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. North German: from a form of Low German Hart 1 altered to the phonology of standard German. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish harts ‘heart’.

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

Similar surnames: Hertz, Hart, Artz, Hardt, Martz, Harts, Harten, Bartz, Harth, Harty

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Hartz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hartz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hartz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hartz Family Origin

Where is the Hartz family from?

Hartz Family Occupations

What did your Hartz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hartz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Hartz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hartz family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hartz.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Hartz Historical Records

What Hartz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Hartz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartz 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartz. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hartz. For the veterans among your Hartz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hartz Life Expectancy

What is the average Hartz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hartz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hartz in 1943 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hartz 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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