Rentz Family History

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Rentz Name Meaning

from the personal name Rentz, a short form of Reinhard (see Reinhardt) or Lorenz, German form of Lawrence. habitational name from any of several places so named in Pomerania and the former East Prussia.

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

Similar surnames: Reitz, Retz, Reetz, Wentz, Zentz, Gentz, Lintz, Vento, Pentz, Rentzel

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Rentz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rentz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rentz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Rentz Family Origin

Where is the Rentz family from?

Rentz Family Occupations

What did your Rentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rentz family was Blacksmith. The most common Rentz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Rentz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rentz.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Rentz Historical Records

What Rentz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Rentz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rentz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rentz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rentz. For the veterans among your Rentz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rentz Life Expectancy

What is the average Rentz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rentz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rentz in 1940 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rentz 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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