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Lentz Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Lenz.

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


Similar surnames: Bentz, Mentz, Leutz, Lent, Entz, Dentz, Lontz, Sentz, Lents, Jentz

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Where is the Lentz family from?

You can see how Lentz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lentz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lentz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 65 Lentz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Lentz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lentz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lentz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lentz. 17% of Lentz men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Lentz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lentz were Carpenter and Seamstress.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Lentz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lentz 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lentz. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Lentz. For the veterans among your Lentz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lentz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lentz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lentz in 1943 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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