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Lutz Family History

Lutz Name Meaning

German: from a short form or pet form of Ludwig. South German (Lütz): from a short form of a name Luizo, Liuzo, derived from a Germanic name formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element. French: habitational name from Lutz-en-Dunois in Eure-et-Loir. This is a common name in PA and OH.

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


Similar surnames: Kutz, Butz, Rutz, Putz, Utz, Litt, Luthi, Letz, Klutz, Laut

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Where is the Lutz family from?

You can see how Lutz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lutz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lutz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 146 Lutz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 53% of all the recorded Lutz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lutz families in 1840.
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What did your Lutz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lutz. 13% of Lutz men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Lutz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lutz were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Lutz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lutz 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Lutz. 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 49,000 military records available for the last name Lutz. For the veterans among your Lutz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lutz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lutz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lutz in 1943 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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