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Stertz Family History

Stertz Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German sterz ‘tail’, possibly a nickname for a short, stocky, and clever man.

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


Similar surnames: Stetz, Steltz, Steitz, Sturtz, Stuntz, Statz, Stotz, Stern, Stoltz

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Where is the Stertz family from?

You can see how Stertz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stertz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Stertz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Stertz families living in Virginia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Stertz's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Stertz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stertz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stertz. 36% of Stertz men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Stertz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stertz were Salesman and Inspector.

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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
    36%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    39%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    24%
  • Inspector
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Stertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stertz 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 362 immigration records available for the last name Stertz. 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 241 military records available for the last name Stertz. For the veterans among your Stertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stertz lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Stertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Stertz in 1955 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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