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Lortz Name Meaning

North German (also Lörtz) and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Lorenz.

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

Similar surnames: Lorts, Nortz, Lontz, Wortz, Lotz, Artz, Loritz, Dort, Portz, Kortz

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Where is the Lortz family from?

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

What did your Lortz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lortz. 38% of Lortz men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Lortz women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lortz were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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What Lortz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lortz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lortz 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 368 immigration records available for the last name Lortz. 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 631 military records available for the last name Lortz. For the veterans among your Lortz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lortz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Lortz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lortz in 1951 was 37, and 87 in 2004.

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