Lanz Family History

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Lanz Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Lantz.

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

Similar surnames: Hanz, Linz, Glanz, Ranz, Ganz, Sanz, Kanz, Planz, Lail, Lentz

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Lanz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lanz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lanz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Lanz Family Origin

Where is the Lanz family from?

Lanz Family Occupations

What did your Lanz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lanz. The most common Lanz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Lanz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lanz family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lanz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lanz Historical Records

What Lanz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Lanz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lanz. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Lanz. For the veterans among your Lanz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lanz Life Expectancy

What is the average Lanz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lanz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lanz in 1950 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lanz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lanz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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