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Holtz Family History

Holtz Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German holz ‘small wood’, ‘copse’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Holz ‘wood’, either an ornamental name or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or someone who sold wood.

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


Similar surnames: Goltz, Holt, Boltz, Hotz, Kotz, Molt, Holte, Holm, Pultz, Moltz

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Where is the Holtz family from?

You can see how Holtz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holtz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holtz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Holtz families living in Maryland. This was about 31% of all the recorded Holtz's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Holtz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holtz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holtz. 18% of Holtz men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Holtz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holtz were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Holtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holtz 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Holtz. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Holtz. For the veterans among your Holtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holtz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Holtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Holtz in 1945 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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