Wirtz Family History

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Wirtz Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Wertwein. patronymic from Wirth 3.

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

Similar surnames: Kirtz, Wortz, Wertz, Witz, Wirth, Wiltz, Martz, Fitz, Witt, Giltz

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Wirtz Family Origin

Where is the Wirtz family from?

Wirtz Family Occupations

What did your Wirtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wirtz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Wirtz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wirtz. A less common occupation for the Wirtz family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Wirtz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Wirtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wirtz 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wirtz. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Wirtz. For the veterans among your Wirtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wirtz Life Expectancy

What is the average Wirtz lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wirtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wirtz in 1948 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wirtz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wirtz 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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