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Kurz Family History

Kurz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kurtz.

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


Similar surnames: Kurtz, Kurk, Kunz, Wurz, Kuhn, Kurr, Kuri, Turk, Kaz, Merz

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Where is the Kurz family from?

You can see how Kurz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kurz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kurz families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kurz's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Kurz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kurz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kurz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kurz. 10% of Kurz men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kurz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kurz were Laborer and Seamstress.

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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
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Seamstress
    5%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Kurz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurz 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Kurz. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Kurz. For the veterans among your Kurz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kurz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kurz in 1950 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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