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Wurtz Family History

Wurtz Name Meaning

German (also Würtz): metonymic occupational name for a greengrocer or grower or seller of herbs, from Middle High German würz ‘herb’.

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


Similar surnames: Weitz, Kurtz, Wurst, Wortz, Burt, Sturtz, Wuertz, Wertz, Pultz, Warth

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Where is the Wurtz family from?

You can see how Wurtz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wurtz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wurtz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Wurtz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Wurtz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wurtz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wurtz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wurtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wurtz. 18% of Wurtz men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Wurtz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wurtz were Clerk and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wurtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wurtz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wurtz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wurtz. For the veterans among your Wurtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wurtz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wurtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wurtz in 1947 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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