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Rotz Family History

Rotz Name Meaning

German (Rötz): habitational name from places so named in the Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, and Styria, Austria.

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


Similar surnames: Rott, Retz, Rutz, Rota, Ritz, Ratz, Rothe, Notz, Hotz, Kotz

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Where is the Rotz family from?

You can see how Rotz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rotz family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rotz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Rotz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Rotz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rotz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rotz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rotz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rotz. 25% of Rotz men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Rotz women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rotz were Manager and Housewife.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rotz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rotz 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 721 immigration records available for the last name Rotz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rotz. For the veterans among your Rotz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rotz lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rotz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rotz in 1955 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

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