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Noftz Family History

Noftz Name Meaning

German: nickname for a sleepyhead, from a noun derivative of Middle High German nafzen ‘to take a nap’. Compare Nefzger.

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


Similar surnames: Notz, Nortz, Lontz, Noth, Hotz, Boltz, Nott, North, Kotz, Netz

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Where is the Noftz family from?

You can see how Noftz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Noftz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Noftz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Noftz families living in Illinois. This was about 30% of all the recorded Noftz's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Noftz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Noftz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Noftz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Noftz. 39% of Noftz men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Noftz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Noftz were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Maid
    40%
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Census Records

There are 775 census records available for the last name Noftz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Noftz 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 51 immigration records available for the last name Noftz. 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 198 military records available for the last name Noftz. For the veterans among your Noftz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Noftz lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Noftz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Noftz in 1961 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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