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Wintz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of the Germanic compound names beginning with wini- ‘friend’.

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


Similar surnames: Witz, Wiltz, Wantz, Gintz, Wentz, Lintz, Hintz, Winter, Rentz, Mintz

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Where is the Wintz family from?

You can see how Wintz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wintz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wintz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Wintz families living in Virginia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Wintz's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Wintz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wintz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wintz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wintz. 22% of Wintz men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Wintz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wintz were Operator and New Worker.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • New Worker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wintz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wintz 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 586 immigration records available for the last name Wintz. 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 789 military records available for the last name Wintz. For the veterans among your Wintz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wintz lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wintz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wintz in 1956 was 50, and 66 in 2004.

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