Kurtz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone who was short in stature, from Middle High German kur(t)z, German kurz ‘short’.

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


Similar surnames: Kurta, Kertz, Wurtz, Kurz, Klotz, Kuntz, Kritz, Kirtz, Keltz, Kuhrt

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Kurtz Family Origin

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Kurtz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Kurtz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Kurtz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kurtz. A less common occupation for the Kurtz family was Carpenter.

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Kurtz Historical Records

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Kurtz Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Kurtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kurtz in 1942 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kurtz

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