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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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Where is the Kirtz family from?

You can see how Kirtz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kirtz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kirtz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Kirtz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Kirtz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kirtz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kirtz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kirtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kirtz. 45% of Kirtz men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kirtz women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kirtz were Farming and Telephone Operator.

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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

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Telephone Operator
    23%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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