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Oltz Name Meaning

German and French (Alsace): unexplained; perhaps a respelling of German Ohls: a patronymic from the personal name Ohl, a short form of Olrich (see Ulrich).

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


Similar surnames: Boltz, Goltz, Holtz, Ott, Lutz, Fitz, Artz, Moltz, Woltz, Ratz

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Where is the Oltz family from?

You can see how Oltz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oltz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Oltz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Oltz families living in New York. This was about 80% of all the recorded Oltz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Oltz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oltz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Oltz. 29% of Oltz men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Mechanic
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oltz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oltz 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Oltz. 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 498 military records available for the last name Oltz. For the veterans among your Oltz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oltz lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2003, in the United States, Oltz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Oltz in 1946 was 26, and 71 in 2003.

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