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Pilz Family History

Pilz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a gatherer of mushrooms, from Middle High German bül(e)z, German Pilz ‘mushroom’.

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

Similar surnames: Milz, Bilz, Piltz, Prinz, Pelz, Pels, Pultz, Silk, Palm, Pitz

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Where is the Pilz family from?

You can see how Pilz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pilz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Pilz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Pilz families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Pilz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pilz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pilz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pilz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pilz. 29% of Pilz men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Pilz women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pilz were Weaver and Saleslady.

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Servant
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pilz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilz. 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 Pilz. For the veterans among your Pilz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pilz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pilz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pilz in 1942 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

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