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Letz Family History

Letz Name Meaning

nickname for someone awkward and clumsy, from Middle High German letz ‘upside down’, ‘opposite’. from a derivative of any of various Germanic compound personal names with a first element liut ‘tribe’, ‘people’.

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

Similar surnames: Lenz, Leitz, Ketz, Metz, Lutz, Lett, Fetz, Netz, Petz, Lontz

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Where is the Letz family from?

You can see how Letz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Letz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Letz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Letz families living in New York. This was about 63% of all the recorded Letz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Letz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Letz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Letz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Letz. 22% of Letz men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Letz women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Letz were Machinist 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
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Letz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Letz 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 910 immigration records available for the last name Letz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Letz. For the veterans among your Letz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Letz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Letz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Letz in 1962 was 54, and 93 in 2004.

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