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Leitz Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Leutz, a pet form of any of various Germanic compound names formed with liut ‘tribe’, ‘people’.

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

Similar surnames: Letz, Leite, Reitz, Leick, Neitz, Seitz, Keitz, Lutz, Litz, Heitz

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Where is the Leitz family from?

You can see how Leitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leitz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Leitz families living in Illinois. This was about 36% of all the recorded Leitz's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Leitz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leitz. 18% of Leitz men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Leitz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leitz were Owner and Maid.

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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
  • Owner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Leitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leitz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leitz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Leitz. For the veterans among your Leitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leitz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Leitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Leitz in 1954 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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