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Kontz Family History

Kontz Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Konz or Kuntz.

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

Similar surnames: Kohtz, Montz, Kintz, Konz, Krontz, Koontz, Koltz, Yontz, Kountz

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Where is the Kontz family from?

You can see how Kontz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kontz family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Kontz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kontz families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kontz's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kontz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kontz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kontz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kontz. 28% of Kontz men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Kontz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kontz were Operator and Meat Wrapper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Meat Wrapper
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What Kontz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kontz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kontz 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 207 immigration records available for the last name Kontz. 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 599 military records available for the last name Kontz. For the veterans among your Kontz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kontz lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kontz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kontz in 1964 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

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