Walz Family History

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Walz Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Walter.

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

Similar surnames: Wall, Balz, Watz, Wali, Walk, Wale, Walt, Alf, Salz, Danz

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Walz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Walz Family Origin

Where is the Walz family from?

Walz Family Occupations

What did your Walz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walz. A less common occupation for the Walz family was Tailor. The most common Walz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Walz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Tailor


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

Walz Historical Records

What Walz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Walz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walz 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Walz. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Walz. For the veterans among your Walz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walz Life Expectancy

What is the average Walz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Walz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Walz in 1947 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walz 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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