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Klitz Name Meaning

German: from an eastern German or Slavic pet form of the personal name Kliment, from Latin Clemens (see Clement).

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


Similar surnames: Kritz, Britz, Keitz, Klutz, Neitz, Kitz, Klish, Fitz, Kratz, Oltz

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Where is the Klitz family from?

You can see how Klitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klitz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Klitz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Klitz family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Klitz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klitz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klitz. 32% of Klitz men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Klitz women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klitz were Farming and Housekeeper.

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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
    32%
  • Farm Laborer
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    72%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Klitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klitz 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 225 immigration records available for the last name Klitz. 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 327 military records available for the last name Klitz. For the veterans among your Klitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klitz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Klitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Klitz in 1954 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

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