Wurtz Family History

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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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Wurtz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wurtz name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Germanic Europe

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Norway

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Wurtz Family Origin

Where is the Wurtz family from?

Wurtz Family Occupations

What did your Wurtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wurtz family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wurtz. The most common Wurtz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Wurtz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Saloon Keeper

    4%

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

Wurtz Historical Records

What Wurtz family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Wurtz Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wurtz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wurtz 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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