Shontz Family History

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Shontz Name Meaning

Variant of German Schantz.

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

Similar surnames: Shantz, Scholtz, Hontz, Sentz, Lontz, Montz, Kontz, Shortz, Shonk

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Shontz Family Origin

Where is the Shontz family from?

Shontz Family Occupations

What did your Shontz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shontz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Shontz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shontz. A less common occupation for the Shontz family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Merchant

  • Carpenter


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

Shontz Historical Records

What Shontz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shontz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shontz 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 Shontz

Passenger List

There are 103 immigration records available for the last name Shontz. 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 710 military records available for the last name Shontz. For the veterans among your Shontz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shontz Life Expectancy

What is the average Shontz lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Shontz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shontz in 1957 was 66, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shontz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shontz 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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