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Pentz Family History

Pentz Name Meaning

German:: variant of Penz and in North America (also) an altered form of this. habitational name from Pentz a place in Pomerania of Slavic origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Peitz, Rentz, Peetz, Ponto, Wentz, Bentz, Petz, Gentz, Denz, Vento

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Where is the Pentz family from?

You can see how Pentz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pentz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pentz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Pentz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Pentz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pentz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pentz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pentz. 21% of Pentz men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Pentz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pentz were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pentz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pentz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pentz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pentz. For the veterans among your Pentz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pentz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pentz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pentz in 1947 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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