Moritz Family History

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Moritz Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Danish and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Moritz, a variant of Mauritz (see Morris). Among Jews it was sometimes assumed as a surname by bearers of the personal name Moses, as the two names have some phonetic similarity.

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

Similar surnames: Britz, Mauritz, Moretz, Martz, Kritz, Mort, Morici, Moris, Mertz

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Moritz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moritz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moritz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Moritz Family Origin

Where is the Moritz family from?

Moritz Family Occupations

What did your Moritz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moritz. A less common occupation for the Moritz family was Carpenter. The most common Moritz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Moritz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Moritz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Moritz Historical Records

What Moritz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Moritz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moritz 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Moritz. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Moritz. For the veterans among your Moritz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moritz Life Expectancy

What is the average Moritz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Moritz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moritz in 1949 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moritz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moritz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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