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Martz Family History

Martz Name Meaning

(also Märtz): from a nickname or personal name for someone who was born or baptized in the month of March, Middle High German merz (see March 2), or who had some other special connection with the month, such as owing a feudal obligation then. (Märtz): from a short form of a personal name such as Martin 1 or Mark 1. from a Germanic personal name, Marizo (which became Mar(t)zo), a pet form of compound names formed with mari ‘famous’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Marti, Hartz, Bartz, Mart, Artz, Marte, Marty, Mars, Matz, Marko

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Where is the Martz family from?

You can see how Martz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Martz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 56 Martz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Martz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Martz families in 1840.
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What did your Martz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Martz. 16% of Martz men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Martz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martz were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Martz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martz 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 Martz. 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 Martz. For the veterans among your Martz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Martz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Martz in 1947 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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