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Perz Family History

Perz Name Meaning

German (also Pertz): from a southern German pet form of the personal name Berthold.

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


Similar surnames: Petz, Perl, Perk, Pero, Pere, Herb, Bern, Peru, Peri, Gerl

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Where is the Perz family from?

You can see how Perz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Perz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Perz families living in Illinois. This was about 75% of all the recorded Perz's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Perz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Perz. 27% of Perz men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Perz women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perz were Carpenter 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
    27%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Winder
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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What Perz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Perz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perz 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 Perz. 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 782 military records available for the last name Perz. For the veterans among your Perz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Perz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Perz in 1954 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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