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Yantz Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch or North German Janz.

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

Similar surnames: Yontz, Yanke, Bantz, Rantz, Mantz, Gantz, Yanez, Hantz, Jantz, Wantz

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Where is the Yantz family from?

You can see how Yantz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yantz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yantz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Yantz families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Yantz's in USA. New York had the highest population of Yantz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yantz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yantz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yantz. 34% of Yantz men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Yantz women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yantz were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Quill Winder
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yantz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yantz 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 223 immigration records available for the last name Yantz. 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 579 military records available for the last name Yantz. For the veterans among your Yantz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yantz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Yantz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Yantz in 1947 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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