Kirtz Family History

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Kirtz Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Gero or Gier derived from either of the Old High German roots gar, ger ‘spear’ or giri ‘desire’, ‘greed’.

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

Similar surnames: Kertz, Wirtz, Kintz, Kritz, Kortz, Ketz, Fitz, Artz, Kurtz, Kitz

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Kirtz Family Origin

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Kirtz Family Occupations

What did your Kirtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Boot And Shoe Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirtz. The most common Kirtz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Kirtz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kirtz family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Boot And Shoe Maker

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kirtz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kirtz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kirtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirtz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 371 immigration records available for the last name Kirtz. 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 Card

There are 387 military records available for the last name Kirtz. For the veterans among your Kirtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirtz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirtz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kirtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kirtz in 1947 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirtz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirtz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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