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Kountz Family History

Kountz Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a medieval personal name, usually taken as a pet form of Konrad, but see Kuntz.

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


Similar surnames: Kuntz, Kouns, Kotz, Kantz, Lontz, Kutz, Yount, Koontz, Kintz, Kortz

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Where is the Kountz family from?

You can see how Kountz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kountz family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Kountz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Kountz families living in Virginia. This was about 56% of all the recorded Kountz's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Kountz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kountz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kountz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kountz. 26% of Kountz men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kountz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kountz were Clerk and Manager.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Manager
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kountz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kountz 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 275 immigration records available for the last name Kountz. 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 903 military records available for the last name Kountz. For the veterans among your Kountz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kountz lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kountz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kountz in 1948 was 75, and 73 in 2004.

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