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Holtzer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, from Holtz + the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a woodcutter or someone who sold wood, from an agent derivative of German Holz ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Holter, Hoelzer, Holtz, Halter, Holder, Seltzer, Holmer, Bolter

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Where is the Holtzer family from?

You can see how Holtzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holtzer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Holtzer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Holtzer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Holtzer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Holtzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holtzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holtzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holtzer. 12% of Holtzer men worked as a Proprietor and 30% of Holtzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holtzer were Clerk and Laborer. .

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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

  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Holtzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holtzer 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 622 immigration records available for the last name Holtzer. 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 867 military records available for the last name Holtzer. For the veterans among your Holtzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holtzer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Holtzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Holtzer in 1956 was 49, and 57 in 2004.

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