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Meitz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Meitz or Meitze.

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

Similar surnames: Reitz, Beitz, Meltz, Peitz, Zeitz, Metz, Netz, Rentz, Leitz, Heitz

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Where is the Meitz family from?

You can see how Meitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meitz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Meitz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Meitz families living in Ohio. This was about 47% of all the recorded Meitz's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Meitz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meitz. 43% of Meitz men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Meitz women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meitz were Galvanizer and Housework. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Galvanizer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Meitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meitz 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Meitz. 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 372 military records available for the last name Meitz. For the veterans among your Meitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meitz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Meitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Meitz in 1947 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

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