Hertz Family History

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Hertz Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. German: nickname for a stout-hearted or kind-hearted individual, from Middle High German herze ‘heart’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herz ‘heart’, Yiddish harts. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Herts, which is from Middle High German hir(t)z ‘deer’, ‘hart’ (see Hirsch). Dutch: variant of Hirsch. Danish and Swedish: probably of German origin.

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

Similar surnames: Hartz, Kertz, Gertz, Netz, Artz, Herde, Bertz, Herz, Wertz, Herod

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Hertz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hertz name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hertz Family Origin

Where is the Hertz family from?

Hertz Family Occupations

What did your Hertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hertz. The most common Hertz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Hertz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hertz family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Hertz Historical Records

What Hertz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hertz 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hertz. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hertz. For the veterans among your Hertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hertz Life Expectancy

What is the average Hertz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hertz in 1942 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hertz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hertz 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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