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Kolz Family History

Kolz Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a talkative person, from Middle Low German kolz ‘talk’, ‘chatter’.

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


Similar surnames: Kotz, Koll, Kolk, Kolb, Koltz, Kroll, Kalb, Keltz, Klotz, Bolt

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Where is the Kolz family from?

You can see how Kolz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kolz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Kolz families living in Michigan. This was about 44% of all the recorded Kolz's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kolz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kolz. 39% of Kolz men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kolz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolz were Engineer and Cashier.

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    31%
  • Machinist
    16%
  • Engineer
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Cashier
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kolz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolz 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 542 immigration records available for the last name Kolz. 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 559 military records available for the last name Kolz. For the veterans among your Kolz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolz lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kolz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kolz in 1963 was 72, and 71 in 2004.

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