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Jantz Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Jan, a reduced form of Johann(es) (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Janz, Lantz, Wantz, Artz, Kantz, Hantz, Nantz, Janas, Janos, Jansa

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Where is the Jantz family from?

You can see how Jantz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jantz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Jantz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Jantz families living in Indiana. This was about 39% of all the recorded Jantz's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Jantz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jantz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jantz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jantz. 42% of Jantz men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Jantz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jantz were Salesman 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
    42%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Jantz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jantz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jantz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jantz. For the veterans among your Jantz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jantz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Jantz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Jantz in 1950 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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