Shortz Family History

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Shortz Name Meaning

German: Americanized spelling of Schartz or Schurz.

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

Similar surnames: Shurtz, Shurts, Sholtz, Schurtz, Shultz, Sholty, Sheetz, Shirts

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Shortz Family Origin

Where is the Shortz family from?

Shortz Family Occupations

What did your Shortz ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Retired Farmer


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

Shortz Historical Records

What Shortz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shortz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shortz 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Shortz. 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 331 military records available for the last name Shortz. For the veterans among your Shortz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shortz Life Expectancy

What is the average Shortz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shortz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shortz in 1962 was 76, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shortz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shortz 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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