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Lantz Name Meaning

German: variant of Lanz and in North America (also) an altered form of this. This form of the surname which is rare in Germany today is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Swedish: soldier's name from an old or ornamental spelling of lans ‘lance’. Compare Lans .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wantz, Nantz, Lintz, Lutz, Lontz, Latz, Rentz, Laut, Jantz, Banz

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Where is the Lantz family from?

You can see how Lantz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lantz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lantz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 63 Lantz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Lantz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lantz families in 1840.
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What did your Lantz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lantz. 16% of Lantz men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Lantz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lantz 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Lantz. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Lantz. For the veterans among your Lantz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lantz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lantz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lantz in 1947 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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