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Sturtz Family History

Sturtz Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German sturz ‘slope’, ‘precipice’.

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


Similar surnames: Stutz, Stuntz, Stertz, Stultz, Statz, Wurtz, Sturm, Stoltz, Strutz

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Where is the Sturtz family from?

You can see how Sturtz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sturtz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sturtz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Sturtz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Sturtz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sturtz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sturtz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sturtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sturtz. 18% of Sturtz men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Sturtz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sturtz were New Worker and Stenographer.

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sturtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sturtz 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Sturtz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sturtz. For the veterans among your Sturtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sturtz lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sturtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sturtz in 1956 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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