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Lanz Family History

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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Where is the Lanz family from?

You can see how Lanz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lanz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 78 Lanz families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Lanz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lanz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lanz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lanz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lanz. 19% of Lanz men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Lanz women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanz were Clerk 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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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