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Schutz Name Meaning

German (Schütz) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Schuetz. German: habitational name from Schutz, a place near Trier. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schutz ‘protection’.

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


Similar surnames: Schatz, Schuetz, Schultz, Schmutz, Schutze, Schut, Schott, Schur

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Where is the Schutz family from?

You can see how Schutz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schutz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schutz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Schutz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Schutz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schutz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schutz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schutz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schutz. 18% of Schutz men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Schutz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schutz were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Schutz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schutz 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Schutz. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Schutz. For the veterans among your Schutz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schutz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schutz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schutz in 1944 was 31, and 83 in 2004.

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