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Putz Name Meaning

(Austria, Bavaria): topographic name for someone who lived by a well, putz (Latin puteus). (Pütz; Rhineland): from pütz ‘well’ (see 1), or a habitational name from a place so named in Luxembourg. (Austria): from a pet form of the personal name Burghard. nickname from a byname for the devil. See also Butz.

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


Similar surnames: Butz, Patz, Kutz, Rutz, Pitz, Lutz, Pretz, Puig, Pott, Utz

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Where is the Putz family from?

You can see how Putz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Putz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Putz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Putz families living in Iowa. This was about 26% of all the recorded Putz's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Putz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Putz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Putz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Putz. 22% of Putz men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Putz women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Putz were Salesman and Bookkeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    15%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Putz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Putz 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 Putz. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Putz. For the veterans among your Putz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Putz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Putz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Putz in 1950 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

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