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Schiltz Name Meaning

German: variant of Schilz and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Compare Shiltz Germanized form of Slovenian Šilc: probably from a derivative of šiliti ‘to point to sharpen (with an awl)’ applied as an occupational name for someone who used an awl (šilo in Slovene) as a tool. Compare Shiltz

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


Similar surnames: Schultz, Schwetz, Scholtz, Schilt, Schutz, Schatz, Schilz, Schild

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Where is the Schiltz family from?

You can see how Schiltz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schiltz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Schiltz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 55 Schiltz families living in Iowa. This was about 32% of all the recorded Schiltz's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Schiltz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schiltz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schiltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schiltz. 26% of Schiltz men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Schiltz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schiltz were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Schiltz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiltz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schiltz. 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 Schiltz. For the veterans among your Schiltz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schiltz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Schiltz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schiltz in 1952 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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