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Kantz Family History

Kantz Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Konrad. nickname for someone with a bull neck, from the dialect word kanz ‘upper part of the neck’, ‘scruff’.

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


Similar surnames: Kuntz, Nantz, Jantz, Lantz, Wantz, Danz, Kitz, Kritz, Patz, Kintz

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Where is the Kantz family from?

You can see how Kantz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kantz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kantz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Kantz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kantz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kantz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kantz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kantz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kantz. 23% of Kantz men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kantz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kantz were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Kantz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kantz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kantz in 1942 was 26, and 67 in 2004.

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