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Hotz Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name, Hugizo or Huz o, pet forms of a compound name formed with hug- as the first element (see, for example, Hubert, Hugh). South German: possibly a nickname from Middle High German hotzen ‘to run swiftly’.

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


Similar surnames: Hott, Kotz, Hitz, Notz, Holtz, Lutz, Hopp, Lontz, Gotz, Lotz

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Where is the Hotz family from?

You can see how Hotz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hotz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hotz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Hotz families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Hotz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hotz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hotz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hotz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hotz. 15% of Hotz men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Hotz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hotz were Proprietor and Bookkeeper.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hotz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hotz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hotz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hotz. For the veterans among your Hotz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hotz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hotz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hotz in 1954 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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