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Linz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from either of two places called Linz: one in Germany and one in Austria. German and Dutch: variant spelling of Lintz 1.

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


Similar surnames: Ling, Linn, Lenz, Lind, Lintz, Lins, Link, Lin, Lunz, Lanz

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Where is the Linz family from?

You can see how Linz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Linz family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Linz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Linz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Linz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Linz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Linz. 21% of Linz men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Linz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linz were Clerk and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Linz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linz 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 Linz. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Linz. For the veterans among your Linz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Linz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Linz in 1962 was 66, and 83 in 2004.

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