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Lotz Family History

Lotz Name Meaning

German: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Ludwig.

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


Similar surnames: Lott, Lutz, Kotz, Loth, Notz, Lortz, Hotz, Latz, Gotz, Lontz

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Where is the Lotz family from?

You can see how Lotz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lotz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lotz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Lotz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 84% of all the recorded Lotz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lotz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lotz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lotz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lotz. 10% of Lotz men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Lotz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lotz were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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What Lotz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Lotz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lotz 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Lotz. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Lotz. For the veterans among your Lotz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lotz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lotz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lotz in 1940 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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