Shantz Family History

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Shantz Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schantz.

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

Similar surnames: Shatz, Shontz, Stantz, Hantz, Shultz, Shortz, Shurtz, Shane, Sheetz

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Shantz Family Origin

Where is the Shantz family from?

Shantz Family Occupations

What did your Shantz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shantz family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shantz. The most common Shantz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Shantz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Shantz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Shantz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shantz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shantz

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shantz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shantz. For the veterans among your Shantz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shantz Life Expectancy

What is the average Shantz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shantz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shantz in 1950 was 60, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shantz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shantz 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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