Wantz Family History

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Wantz Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Wanzo, a short form of a compound name formed with wan ‘hope’, ‘expectation’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Lantz, Watz, Nantz, Wentz, Wintz, Jantz, Lintz, Ratz, Raetz, Artz

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Wantz Family Origin

Where is the Wantz family from?

Wantz Family Occupations

What did your Wantz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wantz. The most common Wantz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Wantz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wantz family was Retired Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Retired Farmer


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

Wantz Historical Records

What Wantz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wantz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wantz 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 456 immigration records available for the last name Wantz. 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 731 military records available for the last name Wantz. For the veterans among your Wantz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wantz Life Expectancy

What is the average Wantz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wantz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wantz in 1942 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wantz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wantz 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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