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Herz Family History

Herz Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Hertz.

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

Similar surnames: Her, Herr, Hertz, Harz, Merz, Herd, Hert, Hire, Berl, Hern

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Where is the Herz family from?

You can see how Herz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Herz families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Herz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Herz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herz. 18% of Herz men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Herz women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herz were Proprietor and Nurse. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Herz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herz 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Herz. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Herz. For the veterans among your Herz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Herz in 1942 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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