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Lanzer Family History

Lanzer Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Lanz or Lanze.

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


Similar surnames: Lanser, Lander, Linzer, Lunzer, Manzer, Lancer, Lazer, Danner, Ganzer

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Where is the Lanzer family from?

You can see how Lanzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lanzer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 57 Lanzer families living in Ohio. This was about 43% of all the recorded Lanzer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Lanzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lanzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lanzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lanzer. 21% of Lanzer men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Lanzer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanzer were Painter and Helper.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Helper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lanzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanzer 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 555 immigration records available for the last name Lanzer. 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 880 military records available for the last name Lanzer. For the veterans among your Lanzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lanzer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lanzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Lanzer in 1962 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

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