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Hartz Family History

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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Where is the Hartz family from?

You can see how Hartz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hartz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hartz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Hartz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Hartz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hartz families in 1840.
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What did your Hartz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hartz. 16% of Hartz men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hartz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hartz were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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