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Yontz Family History

Yontz Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch or North German Janz.

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


Similar surnames: Yonts, Yantz, Lontz, Kontz, Yost, Montz, Yong, Foltz, Yonke, Clontz

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Where is the Yontz family from?

You can see how Yontz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yontz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yontz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Yontz families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Yontz's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Yontz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yontz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yontz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yontz. 16% of Yontz men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Yontz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yontz were Plumber and Secretary.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Plumber
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Secretary
    19%
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What Yontz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yontz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yontz 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 157 immigration records available for the last name Yontz. 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 822 military records available for the last name Yontz. For the veterans among your Yontz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yontz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Yontz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Yontz in 1950 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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