Motz Family History

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Motz Name Meaning

(also Mötz) nickname for a grubby, unkempt individual, or an obstinate one, from Swabian dialect motz ‘dirt’. variant of Mautz. short form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Metz, Motl, Gotz, Kotz, Mott, Notz, Matz, Hotz, Mutz, Montz

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Motz Family Origin

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Motz Family Occupations

What did your Motz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Motz. The most common Motz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Motz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Motz family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Baker

    3%

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

Motz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Motz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Motz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Motz. For the veterans among your Motz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Motz Life Expectancy

What is the average Motz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Motz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Motz in 1951 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Motz 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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