Wertz Family History

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Wertz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Werner.

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

Similar surnames: Wentz, Werntz, Wortz, Hertz, Kertz, Wirtz, Mertz, Bertz, Gertz, Wetz

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Wertz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wertz name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Wertz Family Origin

Where is the Wertz family from?

Wertz Family Occupations

What did your Wertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wertz family was Carpenter. The most common Wertz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Wertz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wertz.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Wertz Historical Records

What Wertz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Wertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wertz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wertz. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Wertz. For the veterans among your Wertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wertz Life Expectancy

What is the average Wertz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wertz in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wertz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wertz 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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