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Koontz Family History

Koontz Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kuntz.

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


Similar surnames: Koonz, Kontz, Koonts, Krontz, Koonce, Coonts, Kountz, Boortz, Yontz

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Where is the Koontz family from?

You can see how Koontz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koontz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Koontz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Koontz families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Koontz's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Koontz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koontz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koontz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koontz. 18% of Koontz men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Koontz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koontz were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Koontz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koontz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Koontz. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Koontz. For the veterans among your Koontz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koontz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Koontz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Koontz in 1942 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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