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Mintz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Mainz in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Muntz, Lintz, Mitz, Montz, Kintz, Mietz, Minto, Gintz, Fitz, Bitz

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Where is the Mintz family from?

You can see how Mintz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mintz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mintz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Mintz families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mintz's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mintz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mintz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mintz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mintz. 15% of Mintz men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Mintz women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mintz were Proprietor 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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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What Mintz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Mintz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mintz 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mintz. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mintz. For the veterans among your Mintz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mintz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mintz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mintz in 1945 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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