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Lietz Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name from any of several places in eastern Germany, for example Lietzen, Lietzau, Lietzow, etc., all of Slavic origin. Dutch: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic compound name beginning with Lied-.

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


Similar surnames: Zietz, Lintz, Rietz, Fietz, Pietz, Lietzau, Lien, Dietz, Reetz, Lutz

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Where is the Lietz family from?

You can see how Lietz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lietz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lietz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lietz family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Lietz's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Lietz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lietz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lietz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lietz. 26% of Lietz men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Lietz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lietz were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Machinist
    4%
  • Salesman
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lietz. 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 Lietz. For the veterans among your Lietz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lietz lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lietz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lietz in 1948 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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