Schultz Family History

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Schultz Name Meaning

German: status name for a village headman, from a contracted form of Middle High German schultheize. The term originally denoted a man responsible for collecting dues and paying them to the lord of the manor; it is a compound of sculd(a) ‘debt’, ‘due’ + a derivative of heiz(z)an ‘to command’. The surname is also established in Scandinavia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schulze (see 1 above). The reason for adoption are uncertain, but may perhaps have referred to a rabbi, seen as the head of a Jewish community, or to a trustee of a synagogue.

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

Similar surnames: Schuetz, Schulte, Schutz, Schatz, Schmeltz, Schuler, Schmutz, Schertz

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Schultz Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Schultz Family Origin

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Schultz Family Occupations

What did your Schultz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schultz. The most common Schultz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Schultz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schultz family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Schultz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 444,000 census records available for the last name Schultz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schultz 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 68,000 immigration records available for the last name Schultz. 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 108,000 military records available for the last name Schultz. For the veterans among your Schultz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schultz Life Expectancy

What is the average Schultz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Schultz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schultz in 1940 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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