Luz Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: religious byname from a title of the Virgin Mary, Spanish María de la Luz, Portuguese Maria da Luz ‘Mary of Light’ (from Latin lux, genitive lucis). German: variant of Lutz. Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew luz ‘almond’, a translation of Mandel.

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

Similar surnames: Luy, Lua, Luiz, Lux, Lum, Luzi, Lunz, Luh, Luk, Luc

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Luz Family Origin

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Luz Family Occupations

What did your Luz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Luz occupation in the USA was Manufacturer Cotton. 25% of Luz's were Manufacturer Cottons. A less common occupation for the Luz family was Shepard. Manufacturer Cotton, Retired Saloon Keeper and Seamstress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Luz.

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  • Manufacturer Cotton

  • Retired Saloon Keeper

  • Seamstress

  • Shepard


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Luz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Luz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Luz. 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 Card

There are 810 military records available for the last name Luz. For the veterans among your Luz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Luz Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Luz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Luz in 1962 was 81, and 71 in 2004.

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