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Kuntz Name Meaning

German: from the old personal name Chunizo, formed with Old High German kuoni ‘bold’, ‘brave’, ‘experienced’, or possibly chunni ‘race’, ‘people’. It is sometimes taken as a pet form of Konrad. The expression Hinz und Kunz was a German equivalent of ‘every Tom, Dick, and Harry’.

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

Similar surnames: Kountz, Kutz, Kantz, Kratz, Kurtz, Kintz, Kritz, Rutz, Lutz, Lontz

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Where is the Kuntz family from?

You can see how Kuntz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuntz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuntz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 52 Kuntz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Kuntz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kuntz families in 1840.
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What did your Kuntz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuntz. 16% of Kuntz men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kuntz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuntz were Clerk and Maid.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuntz. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Kuntz. For the veterans among your Kuntz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuntz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kuntz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kuntz in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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