Ranz Family History

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Ranz Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Rando, a short form of various names formed with rand ‘(shield) rim’ as the first element, or from a Slavic name formed with ranu ‘early’. German: from Middle High German ranz ‘sow’ or ‘strife’, or Middle High German rans ‘paunch’, a nickname from any of these senses. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rantz.

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

Similar surnames: Rand, Rank, Ganz, Ratz, Kranz, Sanz, Danz, Rann, Hand, Banz

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Ranz Family Origin

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Ranz Family Occupations

What did your Ranz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ranz. A less common occupation for the Ranz family was Mason Plasterer. The most common Ranz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Ranz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Mason Plasterer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ranz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ranz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ranz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 451 immigration records available for the last name Ranz. 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 Card

There are 479 military records available for the last name Ranz. For the veterans among your Ranz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ranz Life Expectancy

What is the average Ranz lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ranz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ranz in 1963 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ranz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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